Socialist Party of Macedonia
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|Leader||Ljubisav Ivanov - Dzingo|
|Founded||22 September 1990|
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The Socialist Party of Macedonia (Macedonian: Социјалистичка партија на Македонија, Socijalistička Partija na Makedonija, SPM) is a political party in North Macedonia founded on 22 September 1990 as a successor to the Socialist Alliance of Working People of Yugoslavia. The SPM proclaims itself to be a left-wing democratic socialist party. The SPM was part of the coalition governments from 1992 to 1998, led by the SDSM. The party's first leader was Kiro Popovski and its current leader is Ljubisav Ivanov-Dzingo.
In the 2002 legislative elections, the party won 2.1% of the popular vote and 1 out of 120 seats. Before this elections the SPM broke its close relations with the SDSM and refused to take part in the SDSM led coalition government. In December 2003 the SPM formed a coalition with the Democratic Alternative and with the Democratic Union.
In the government the party participated with 1 minister, Ljupco Dimovski, minister for agriculture, forestry and water economy and one vice minister for transport and connections.
The party's youth wing is the Young Socialists of Macedonia.
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