People's Socialist Front
The People's Socialist Front or Popular Socialist Front (Portuguese: Frente Socialista Popular, FSP) was a socialist political party in Portugal, founded in 1974. It was a breakaway group from the Socialist Party.
|Dissolved||7 July 2004|
|Split from||Socialist Party|
The group was founded in December 1974 by Manuel Serra, a Marxist who had previously attempted to become leader of the Socialist Party. He had been imprisoned for several years during the authoritarian Estado Novo regime. Under his leadership, the FSP took place in violent demonstrations, including riots in Setúbal.
The FSP ran candidates in the 1976 legislative election, and participated in the 1976 local election in coalition with the Portuguese Communist Party and the Portuguese Democratic Movement inside the Electoral Front United People.
- "Left at the Hustings". The Guardian. 23 April 1976. p. 3. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
- "Turmoil faces Portugal as Parties Clash". The Observer. 4 May 1975. p. 6. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
- "Soares fights off militants in party shift". The Guardian. 17 December 1974. p. 4. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
- "Coming to the Aid of the Party". The Guardian. 24 March 1975. p. 3. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
- "The Vote against Rhetoric". The Guardian. 28 April 1975. p. 11. Retrieved 5 January 2021.