Socialist Party of Macedonia

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Socialist Party of Macedonia

Социјалистичка партија на Македонија
LeaderLjubisav Ivanov - Dzingo
Founded22 September 1990
HeadquartersSkopje
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Social democracy[1]
Political positionLeft-wing
European affiliationNone
International affiliationNone
ColoursRed, Yellow
Parliament
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Website
www.spm.org.mk

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 2006 legislative elections, the party boosted its number of seats from 1 to 3 and participated in its first coalition government with the VMRO–DPMNE led by Nikola Gruevski.

In the 2008 legislative elections, the party maintained its number of seats at 3 and became the second largest party in the coalition government led by the conservative party VMRO–DPMNE.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2008). "Macedonia". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008.

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