Popular Socialist Party (Cuba)

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Popular Socialist Party
Partido Socialista Popular
General SecretaryBlas Roca Calderio (last)
Founded1925 (1925)
Dissolved1961 (1961)
Succeeded byIntegrated Revolutionary Organizations
Labor Union wingConfederación Nacional Obrera de Cuba
National affiliationDemocratic Socialist Coalition (1939–1944)
Colors  Red

The Popular Socialist Party (Spanish: Partido Socialista Popular, PSP) was a communist party in Cuba. It was originally called the Communist Party of Cuba (Spanish: Partido Comunista de Cuba). It was formed in 1925 by a group including Blas Roca, Anibal Escalante, Fabio Grobart, Alfonso Bernal del Riesgo and Julio Antonio Mella, who was its leader until his assassination in Mexico in 1929. It was later renamed the "Communist Revolutionary Union". After the electoral victory of the Partido Auténtico in the 1944 elections, the party became less popular, and it eventually adopted the name "Popular Socialist Party" for electoral reasons. In 1961 the party merged into the Integrated Revolutionary Organizations (ORI). [1]

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  1. Nohlen, Dieter (2005). Elections in the Americas A Data Handbook Volume 1: North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Oxford University Press. p. 211. ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6.