Socialist Party (Belgium)

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Socialist Party
PresidentPaul Magnette
IdeologySocial democracy Democratic socialism[1][2][3][4][5]
Political positionCentre-left[6]
International affiliationSocialist International

The Socialist Party[7][8][9] (French: Parti socialiste, PS) is a social democratic[1][2][3][4][5] French-speaking political party in Belgium. As of the 2014 elections, it is the second largest party in the Belgian Chamber of Representatives and the largest Francophone party.

The PS is very commonly part of governing coalitions, and dominates most local authorities because of the extremely fragmented nature of Belgian political institutions, particularly in Francophone areas. The party, or its members, have from time to time been brought into connection with criminal activities and political scandals, mostly concerning bribery and financial fraud.

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