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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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