List of social democratic parties

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This is a list of parties in the world that consider themselves to be upholding the principles and values of social democracy. Some are also members of the Socialist International. Note that, in some cases, a party's self-described adherence to social democracy may be disputed by its critics.

Names used by social democratic parties[change | change source]

Note: Not all parties that use these names are social democratic.

Alphabetical list[change | change source]

Country Party
Afghanistan Afghan Social Democratic Party
Argentina Partido Socialista - Socialist Party
Australia Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Austria Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPOe) - Social Democratic Party of Austria
Belgium Flemish Socialistische Partij - Anders (SP.a) - Socialist Party - Different (they refuse to be called social-democrats)
Walloon Parti Socialiste (PS) - Socialist Party
Bosnia and Herzegovina Socijaldemokratska partija Bosne i Hercegovine (SDP) - Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira (PSDB) - Brazilian Social Democracy Party
Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT) - Democratic Labour Party
Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT) - Worker's Party
Canada Bloc Québécois (BQ)
New Democratic Party (NDP)
Quebec Parti Québécois (PQ)
Quebec Quebec Solidaire
Colombia Colombian Liberal Party
Costa Rica Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) - National Liberation Party
Croatia Socijaldemokratska partija Hrvatske - Social Democratic Party of Croatia
Chile Socialist Party(Partido Socialista) - Party for Democracy (Partido Por la Democracia)
Czech Republic Česká strana sociálně demokratická (ČSSD) - Czech Social Democratic Party
Denmark Socialdemokraterne - Social Democrats
Estonia Sotsiaaldemokraatlik Erakond (SDE) - Social Democratic Party
Ethiopia (ESDFP) - Social Democratic Party
Finland Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP)
France Parti Socialiste (PS) - Socialist Party
Germany Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) - Social Democratic Party of Germany
Greece Πανελλήνιο Σοσιαλίστικο Κινήμα / Panellínio Sosialistíko Kiníma (ΠΑΣΟΚ / PASOK) - Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Hong Kong Civic Party
League of Social Democrats
The Frontier
Hungary Magyar Szocialista Párt (MSZP) - Hungarian Socialist Party
Iceland Samfylkingin - Alliance
India Indian National Congress (INC)
DMK - Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam
Samajwadi Party - Socialist Party
Indonesia Partai Demokrasi Indonesia-Perjuangan (PDI-P) - Indonesian_Democratic_Party_–_Struggle
Iran Organization of Iranian People's Fedaian (Majority)
Republic of Ireland Páirtí an Lucht Oibre - Labour Party
Israel העבודה, Ha‘Avoda - Labor
מרצ-יחד - Meretz-Yachad
Italy Democratici di Sinistra (DS) - Democrats of the Left
Japan 民主党, Minshu-tō - Democratic Party of Japan
社会民主党, Shakai Minshu-tō - Social Democratic Party (SDP)
Kazakhstan Zhalpyulttyk Sotsial-Demokratiyalyk Partiya - Nationwide Social Democratic Party
Kenya Madaraka Party of Kenya
Latvia Latvijas Sociāldemokrātiskā strādnieku partija (LSDSP) - Latvian Social Democratic Workers' Party
Socialdemokrātu savienība (SDS) - Social Democratic Union
Lebanon Democratic Left Movement (Lebanon)
Progressive Socialist Party
Luxembourg Lëtzebuergesch Sozialistesch Arbechterpartei - Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party
Malta Malta Labour Party
Mexico Partido de la Revolución Democrática - Party of the Democratic Revolution
Partido Alternativa Socialdemócrata y Campesina - Social Democratic and Peasant Alternative Party
Mongolia Монгол Ардын Хувьсгалт Нам (MAXH), Mongol Ardyn Khuv'sgatt Nam (MAKN) - Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP)
Netherlands Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA) - Labour Party
Socialistische Partij - Socialist Party
New Zealand New Zealand Labour Party
Norway Det norske Arbeiderparti(A) - Norwegian Labour Party
Pakistan پاکستان پیپلز پارٹی - Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)
Poland RACJA Polskiej Lewicy (RACJA PL) - REASON of Polish Left
Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej (SLD) - Democratic Left Alliance
Socjaldemokracja Polska (SDPL) - Social Democratic Party of Poland
Unia Lewicy - Union of the Left
Portugal Partido Socialista - Socialist Party (The Partido Social-Democrata is actually not social democratic)
Puerto Rico Partido Independentista Pertorriqueño Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP)
Romania Partidul Social Democrat (PSD) - Social Democratic Party
Russia Russian Social Democratic Labour Party
Serbia Демократска странка / Demokratska stranka (ДC - DS) - Democratic Party
Liga socijaldemokrata Vojvodine (LSV) - League of Social Democrats of Vojvodina
Socijaldemokratska unija (SDU) - Social Democratic Union
Singapore Workers' Party of Singapore
Slovakia Smer—sociálna demokracia - Direction - Social Democracy
South Africa African National Congress (ANC)
South Korea Democratic Labour Party
Spain Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE) - Spanish Socialist Workers' Party
Spain Eusko Alkartasuna - Basque Socialdemocracy (EA)
Sweden Sveriges socialdemokratiska arbetarparti (SAP) - Swedish Social Democratic Party
Switzerland Sozialdemokratische Partei der Schweiz (SPS)
Parti socialiste suisse (PSS)
Partito Socialista Svizzero (PSS)
Partida Socialdemocrata de la Svizra (PSS)
Social Democratic Party of Switzerland[1]
Turkey Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP) - Republican People's Party
Demokratik Sol Parti (DSP) - Democratic Left Party
Sosyal Demokrat Halk Partisi (SHP) - Social Democratic People's Party
Özgürlük ve Dayanışma Partisi (ÖDP) - Freedom and Solidarity Party
United Kingdom Labour Party
Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) (Northern Ireland only)
Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) (Northern Ireland only)
Scottish National Party (SNP) (Scotland only)
Plaid Cymru (Wales only)
Mebyon Kernow (MK) (Cornwall only)
United States Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)[2][3]
Labor Party
Social Democratic Party of Pennsylvania
United States Territories The Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP) Arguably a Social Democratic Party within the United States, since Puerto Rico's independence is not recognised by the US Government; nevertheless, the Puerto Rican Independence Party is a full-flegged member of the Socialist International (SI).

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  1. One party with a name in each of the four official languages
  2. DSA refers to themselves as "socialists", rather than "social democrats" in their organization's literature. Therefore, DSA can arguably be called a supporter of democratic socialism instead of social democracy.
  3. Some members of the Democratic Party (e.g. Dennis Kucinich) could arguably be considered as social democrats; however, the party line is not socialist and often anti-socialist.