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The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) is the political group in the European Parliament of the Party of European Socialists.
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The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (abbreviation S&D) is the political group in the European Parliament of the Party of European Socialists. The group dates its ancestry via various names back to the beginning of the European Parliament in 1953. Until the 1999 European election it was the largest group in Parliament. S&D is currently the second-largest group in the European Parliament and adopted its present-day name on 23 June 2009.

 

Formal name:

  • Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - S&D (23 June 2009 to present)
  • Socialist Group in the European Parliament  (20 July 2004 to 23 June 2009)
  • Group of the Party of European Socialists - PES (21 April 1993 to 20 July 2004)
  • Socialist Group - SOC (1958 to 21 April 1993)
  • Group of the Socialists - S (23 June 1953 to 1958)

Ideology: Social democracy

Founded: 23 June 1953

Chaired by: Hannes Swoboda

 

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November 2, 2009

updated: 2013-11-26

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