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  • 1. Benedict (Viktor) Gombocz
  • 2.  The Party of European Socialists(PES) is a social-democratic Europeanpolitical party; it consists of national-level political parties mostly frommember states of the European Union(EU), as well as non-EU states. The member parties of the PESthemselves are members of SocialistInternational. The PES makes up the ProgressiveAlliance of Socialists and Democrats(S&D) in the European parliament; italso functions in the Committee of theRegions and the European Council. Its current leader is Sergei Stanishev,ex-PM of Bulgaria.
  • 3.  President: Sergei Stanishev (BG) Parliament Leader: Martin Schulz (President)(DE), Hannes Swoboda (Group Leader) (AT) Founded: 1953 (Group), 1973 (Confederation), 1992(Party) Headquarters: Rue du Trône/Troonlaan 98, 1050Brussels, Belgium Youth wing: Young European Socialists Women’s wing: PES Women Ideology: Social democracy Political position: Centre-left International affiliation: Socialist International European Parliament group: Progressive Alliance ofSocialists and Democrats Colours: Red European Parliament: 188/754 European Council (Heads of Government): 10/27 Council of the European Union (Participation inGovernment): 17/27 National Upper House Seats: 592/2,273 National Lower House Seats: 1,725/7,124
  • 4.  Born in Kherson, Ukrainian SSR (nowUkraine) on 5 May 1966. Leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Partysince 2001; also the current leader ofParty of European Socialists, thesecond-biggest party in the EP, since2011. Served as PM of Bulgaria from 2005-2009.
  • 5.  Born Hehlrath (Eschweiler) on 20December 1955. Member of the Social Democratic Partyof Germany. Member of the EP since 1994; has alsobeen President of the EP since 2012. Was the leader of Progressive Allianceof Socialists and Democrats in the EPfrom 2004-2012; the group was knownas the Party of European Socialistsprior to 2009.
  • 6.  Born 10 November 1946 in BadDeutsch-Altenburg, Austria. Member of the Social Democratic Partyof Austria; represents that party in theEP, of which he has been a membersince 1996. Also the President of the group ofProgressive Alliance of Socialists andDemocrats since 17 January 2012.
  • 7.  Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) Socialist Party Different (SP.a) Socialist Party, Belgium (PS) Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) Social Democratic Party of Croatia (SDP) Movement for Social Democracy (EDEK) Czech Social Democratic Party (ČSSD) Social Democrats, Denmark (SD) Social Democratic Party, Estonia (SDE) Social Democratic Party of Finland (SDP) Socialist Party, France (PS) Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK) Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP) Hungarian Social Democratic Party (MSZDP) Labour Party, Ireland (Labour)
  • 8.  Italian Socialist Party (PSI) Social Democratic Party of Lithuania (LSDP) Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (LSAP) Labour Party, Malta (PL) Labour Party, Netherlands (PvdA) Labour Party, Norway (DNA) Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) Labor United (UP) Socialist Party, Portugal (PS) Social Democratic Party, Romania (PSD) Direction – Social Democracy (Smer-SD) Social Democrats, Slovenia (SD) Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP) Labour Party, United Kingdom (Labour) Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)
  • 9.  Socialist Party of Albania (PSS) Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina (SDP) Party of Bulgarian Social Democrats (PBS) Social Democratic Alliance, Iceland (SDA) Social Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM) Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro (DPS) Social Democratic Party of Montenegro (SDP) Democratic Party, Serbia (DS) Social Democratic Party of Switzerland (SP/PS) Republican People’s Party, Turkey (CHP) Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)
  • 10.  Social Democratic Party, Andorra (PS) Israeli Labor Party ( ) Meretz Social Democratic Party “Harmony” (SDPS) Latvian Social Democratic Workers’ Party (LSDSP) Democratic Party of Moldova (PDM) Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Fatah ( ) Party of Socialists and Democrats (PSD) Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties (FDTL)
  • 11.  Party of European Socialistsand social democracy forever!