Socialist Party of France (1902)

The Socialist Party of France (Parti socialiste de France) was a socialist political party.

Socialist Party of France
Parti socialiste de France
LeaderJules Guesde
Founded1902; 119 years ago (1902)
Dissolved25 April 1905; 116 years ago (1905-04-25)
Merger ofCentral Revolutionary Committee
French Workers' Party
Merged intoFrench Section of the Workers' International
HeadquartersParis, France
IdeologySocialism
Political positionLeft-wing
Colours  Red

The party was founded in 1902 during a congress in Commentry by the merger of the Marxist French Workers' Party led by Jules Guesde and the Blanquist Central Revolutionary Committee of Édouard Vaillant.

Unlike the French Socialist Party of Jean Jaurès, it refused to support bourgeois governments and so to take part in the Bloc des gauches coalition.

However, the two parties merged in 1905 under the pressure of the Second International into the French Section of the Workers' International.

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Further readingEdit

  • D. A. MacGibbon (January 1911). "French Socialism Today". Journal of Political Economy. Part 1. Vol. 19. No. 1. pp. 36−46.
  • D. A. MacGibbon (February 1911). "French Socialism Today". Journal of Political Economy. Part 2. Vol. 19. No. 2. pp. 98−110.

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