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Majorca Socialist Party
Partit Socialista de Mallorca
Leader Collegial presidency
Founded 1976
Headquarters C/Isidoro Antillón, 9, bajo, 07006 - Palma de Mallorca
Ideology Democratic socialism
Environmentalism
Catalan nationalism
European affiliation European Free Alliance
Official colours Red, White
Website
www.psm-entesa.cat

The Majorca Socialist Party (Catalan: Partit Socialista de Mallorca, PSM) is a political party in Majorca, Spain. The PSM defines itself as socialist, environmentalist, and Catalan nationalist, from a Majorcan point of view.

PSM was founded in 1976 as Balearic Island's Socialist Party (Partit Socialista de les Illes-PSI). It was renamed in December 1977 as Partit Socialista de Mallorca (PSM). Unlike most of others Spanish socialist parties, PSM refused to be integrated into the PSOE.

It deals for the self-determination and the freedom of the Balearic Island's, with social justicy, willing to increase the identity and the self-government of the archipielago. It deals as well with a closer relation of the Balearic Island's with the other Catalan Countries, now forbidden to be achieved in a confederation of three Spanish autonomous communities by the Spanish constitution(art.145). Therefore its political ascription is a Majorcan political party, regionalist or progressive-stateless nationalist, environmental, socialist and democratic.

In 1989 it strengthened an alliance with other progressist and nationalist parties of Minorca and Ibiza, Partit Socialista de Menorca (Socialist Party of Minorca) and l'Entesa Nacionalista Ecologista de Eivissa (Environmental and Nacionalist Agreement of Ibiza), summing up other local progressist and nationalist parties. The name of the alliance was PSM-Entesa Nacionalista (PSM-Nationalist Agreement). Its representation in the autonomous parliament was between 7% and 15% of the votes. Usually as an opposition party, PSM belonged in the Majorca Government from 1995 until 2003, and in the Balearic Islands Government from 1999 until 2003. In both governments, with other progressist Spanish parties.

In the 2004 Spanish general elections, PSM was in a coalition in the circumscription of Balearic Islands with United Left-Esquerra Unida, Balearic Islands' Green Party-Els Verds de les Illes Balears, and Republican Left of Catalonia, as the Balearic Island's Progressist coalition (Progressistes per les Illes Balears) This coalition obtained 40,289 votes (12%). However, no representation in the Spanish central parliament was obtained.

In 2007, strengthened this coalition, making up the new coalition "Majorca's Bloc" (Bloc per Mallorca) with the same allies of the former Balearic Island's Progressist coalition. The coalition got 4 MPs (14%) in the Balearic Parliament (2 of them PSM). After negotiations, PSM and the other Bloc's parties, decided to enter in the autonomous government, with PSOE (Spanish socialists) and Majorcan Union (liberal regionalists), leaving the People's Party (Spanish conservatives) in the opposition.

In 2008, the party decided to change their allies for the Spanish general elections. Its allies were then Majorcan Union, Republican Left of Catalonia and Entesa per Mallorca (former PSM members). It was refused to be in the coalition United Left-Esquerra Unida. However 29% of the members wanted to follow the former alliance with Esquerra Unida and the Green Party. Most of them were members of the PSM-Left Nationalist Youth (Joves d'Esquerra Nacionalista-PSM). With less than 30,000 votes, no representation in the Spanish central parliament was obtained.

In 2008, PSM became a full member of the European Free Alliance (EFA).

PSM-Balearic Government candidates

  • 1983: Sebastià Serra
  • 1987: Sebastià Serra
  • 1991: Mateu Morro
  • 1995: Pere Sampol
  • 1999: Pere Sampol
  • 2003: Pere Sampol
  • 2007: Gabriel Barceló (Bloc per Mallorca coalition)
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