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The Nicaraguan Socialist Party (Partido
Socialista Nicaragüense) is a political party in Nicaragua. Founded in July 1944 by Dr. Mario Flores Ortiz. PSN operated as
the official communist party in the country. At the
time of its foundation, PSN supported the regime of Anastasio Somoza García. PSN
considered that Somoza was an anti-fascist ally.
In the mid 1960s the U.S. State
Department estimated the party membership to be approximately
the surge of the FSLN (which had its origins in PSN), PSN
was gradually side-lined.
In 1967 a group of radicals who
opted for armed struggle were expelled. They formed the Socialist Workers
In 1974 PSN joined UDEL.
From 1976 onwards there was a
PSN breakaway group, called Nicaraguan
Socialist Party (de los Sánchez).
Towards the end of the Somoza regime, PSN constructed the
Organización Militar del Pueblo (Military Organization of
the People). OMP carried out a few attacks against the regime.
In 1990 PSN joined hands with
right-wing forces in the National Opposition Union to
topple the Sandinista government. PSN still exists, but is no
longer a communist party per se.
PSN publishes El Popular.