Socialist International

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The Socialist International (SI) is a worldwide organisation of political parties which seek to establish democratic socialism.wikipedia
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Labour and Socialist International

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Although formed in 1951 as a successor to the Labour and Socialist International, it has antecedents to the late 19th century.
The group was established through a merger of the rival Vienna International and the former Second International, based in London, and was the forerunner of the present-day Socialist International.

George Papandreou

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The current secretary general of the SI is (Chile) and the current president of the SI is the former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou, both of whom were re-elected at the last SI Congress held in Cartagena, Colombia in March 2017.
Papandreou was leader of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) party, which his father founded, from February 2004 until March 2012, and has been President of the Socialist International since January 2006.

Political international

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The Socialist International (SI) is a worldwide organisation of political parties which seek to establish democratic socialism.
For example, during the 2011 Arab spring the Socialist International expelled the governing parties of Tunisia and Egypt for performing actions incompatible with values of this international.

Progressive Alliance

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Despite the carrying out of open, transparent, fully democratic elections overseen by an electoral committee headed by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) at the 2012 SI Congress, on 22 May 2013 the SPD along with some other current and former member parties of the SI founded a rival international network of social-democratic parties known as the Progressive Alliance, citing their perceived undemocratic and outmoded nature of the SI, as well as the Socialist International's admittance and continuing inclusion of undemocratic political movements into the organization.
The alliance was formed as an alternative to the existing Socialist International, of which many of its member parties are former or current members.

Socialist Party (France)

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It was not until the 1973 Chilean coup d'état that we discovered "a world we did not know", explains Antoine Blanca, a diplomat for the French PS.
The PS is a member of the Party of European Socialists (PES), the Socialist International (SI) and the Progressive Alliance.

Social Democratic Party of Germany

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Despite the carrying out of open, transparent, fully democratic elections overseen by an electoral committee headed by the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) at the 2012 SI Congress, on 22 May 2013 the SPD along with some other current and former member parties of the SI founded a rival international network of social-democratic parties known as the Progressive Alliance, citing their perceived undemocratic and outmoded nature of the SI, as well as the Socialist International's admittance and continuing inclusion of undemocratic political movements into the organization.
The SPD is a member of the Party of European Socialists and initiated the founding of the international Progressive Alliance for social-democratic parties on 22 May 2013 after criticising the Socialist International for its acceptance of authoritarian parties.

Party of the Democratic Revolution

PRDPartido de la Revolución DemocráticaDemocratic Revolution Party
During this period, "the socialist international works in a clientist way; some parties come here to rub shoulders with Europeans as if they were in the upper class," says Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, one of the representatives of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (Mexico) at the SI.
As of 2018, the PRD is a member of the Por México al Frente coalition and one of Mexico's full members of the Socialist International, the other one being the PRI.

António Guterres

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He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005.

Radical Civic Union

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It is home to "the very centrist Argentinean Radical Civic Union (UCR); the Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which was not very democratically in power for seventy years; the Colombian Liberal Party - under whose governments the left-wing formation Patriotic Union (1986-1990) was exterminated - introduced the neoliberal model (1990-1994) and to which, until 2002, Alvaro Uribe will belong".
The UCR is a member of the Socialist International.

Institutional Revolutionary Party

PRIPartido Revolucionario InstitucionalNational Revolutionary Party
It is home to "the very centrist Argentinean Radical Civic Union (UCR); the Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which was not very democratically in power for seventy years; the Colombian Liberal Party - under whose governments the left-wing formation Patriotic Union (1986-1990) was exterminated - introduced the neoliberal model (1990-1994) and to which, until 2002, Alvaro Uribe will belong".
Although it is a full member of the Socialist International along with its rival, the left-wing PRD (this makes Mexico one of the few nations with two major, competing parties that are part of the same international grouping), the PRI is not considered a social democratic party in the traditional sense.

Leonel Brizola

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He was also vice-president of the Socialist International and served as Honorary President of that organization from October 2003 until his death in June 2004.

Colombian Liberal Party

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It is home to "the very centrist Argentinean Radical Civic Union (UCR); the Mexican Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which was not very democratically in power for seventy years; the Colombian Liberal Party - under whose governments the left-wing formation Patriotic Union (1986-1990) was exterminated - introduced the neoliberal model (1990-1994) and to which, until 2002, Alvaro Uribe will belong".
It was founded as a classical liberal party but later developed a more social-democratic tradition, joining the Socialist International in 1999.

Hans Janitschek

Hans Janitschek (6 November 1934 – 21 February 2008) was an Austrian writer, a former Secretary General of the Socialist International, and the U.S. correspondent for the Austrian newspaper, the Kronen Zeitung.

National Democratic Party (Egypt)

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Following the Tunisian revolution, the Constitutional Democratic Rally was expelled from the SI in January 2011; later that month the Egyptian National Democratic Party was also expelled; and as a result of the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis, the Ivorian Popular Front was expelled in March 2011, in accordance with section 7.1 of the statutes of the Socialist International.
The NDP was a member of the Socialist International from 1989, until it was expelled in 2011, in response to the revolution.

Second International

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The Second International was formed in Paris on 14 July 1889 as an association of the socialist parties.
After World War II, a new Socialist International was formed to continue the policies of the Labour and Socialist International and it continues to this day.

Julius Braunthal

Braunthal is best remembered as the Secretary of the Socialist International from 1951 to 1956 and for his massive three volume History of the International, first published in German between 1961 and 1971.

Social Democratic Party of Austria

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The oldest extant political party in Austria, the SPÖ is a member of the Socialist International, Progressive Alliance, and Party of European Socialists.

Bernt Carlsson

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In 1976, Carlsson became Secretary-General of Socialist International (SI), based in London, at the same time as former West German Chancellor, Willy Brandt, assumed the SI presidency.

Armenian Revolutionary Federation

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The ARF has traditionally advocated democratic socialism and is a full member of the Socialist International since 2003, which it had originally joined in 1907.

Democratic socialism

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It consists mostly of democratic socialist, social-democratic and labour political parties and other organisations.
In the late-1970s and in the 1980s, the Socialist International had extensive contacts and discussion with the two powers of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union, about East–West relations and arms control.

Ivorian Popular Front

FPIFront Populaire IvoirienIvorian People's Front
Following the Tunisian revolution, the Constitutional Democratic Rally was expelled from the SI in January 2011; later that month the Egyptian National Democratic Party was also expelled; and as a result of the 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis, the Ivorian Popular Front was expelled in March 2011, in accordance with section 7.1 of the statutes of the Socialist International.
Politically inspired by the French Socialist Party, the FPI was until 2011 a full member of the Socialist International (SI).

Social democracy

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It consists mostly of democratic socialist, social-democratic and labour political parties and other organisations.
After World War II, a new international organization called the Socialist International was formed in 1951 to represent social democracy and democratic socialism in opposition to Soviet-style socialism.

Kalevi Sorsa

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The SI's delegations to these discussions were led by the Finnish Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa.
Sorsa was also active in the international social democratic movement, and in the mid-1970s was elected vice-president of the Socialist International.

Socialist Party of Albania

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The Socialist Party of Albania is an associate of the Party of European Socialists (PES) and a member of the Socialist International.