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The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party is the oldest active political party in Gibraltar. | El Partido Socialista Laborista de Gibraltar (GSLP)





The Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP) is the oldest surviving active political party in Gibraltar. Its grass roots are deep in the trade union movement, as its founder and former leader Joe Bossano was the District Officer of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU). The party has been led since 2011 by Fabian Picardo.


The GSLP is in Government in alliance with the Gibraltar Liberal Party, having won the 2011 election with its full candidature of 10 entering into Parliament giving it a 10-7 majority over the defeated GSD party formerly in Government. At the 2003 election election to the House of Assembly, the GSLP/Libs polled 41% of the vote, with the GSD polling 51% and other parties 8% which returned 7 of the GSLP/Lib members (5 GSLP, 2 Liberal) to the House of Assembly as Opposition with 8 members of the GSD forming the Government. In the 2007 election to the Gibraltar Parliament the GSLP/Libs, won 45.5% of the popular vote and 7 out of 17 seats.


Leader: Fabian Picardo

Founded: 1978

Preceded by: Gibraltar Democratic Movement

Ideology: Social democracy







El Partido Socialista Laborista de Gibraltar (en inglés: Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party, GSLP) es un partido político del Territorio Británico de Ultramar de Gibraltar. Fundado en 1978, es el partido político más antiguo de los que hoy existen en el peñón, y el que desde 2011 gobierna a través del ministro principal de Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo. Desde 2003 el GSLP forma una coalición electoral con el Partido Liberal de Gibraltar, que actualmente es su socio de gobierno.


De origen sindical, el GSLP fue fundado por Joe Bossano, lider gibraltareño del Sindicato General de Transportes, con presencia el Reino Unido. Bossano fue ministro principal de Gibraltar durante ocho años, de 1988 a 1996, y presidente del GSLP hasta 2011, año en el que le sucede Picardo.


Líder: Fabian Picardo

Fundación: 1978

Ideología política: Socialdemocracia, Socialismo democrático, Nacionalismo de izquierda, Soberanismo



July 30, 2010

updated: 2013-06-26

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