Socialist Party of Uruguay

The Socialist Party of Uruguay (Spanish: Partido Socialista del Uruguay) is a Uruguayan socialist political party.

Socialist Party of Uruguay

Partido Socialista del Uruguay
Secretary-GeneralGonzalo Civila
FounderEmilio Frugoni
HeadquartersSoriano 1218, Montevideo, Uruguay
Youth wingSocialist Youth of Uruguay
IdeologySocial democracy
Democratic socialism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
National affiliationBroad Front
International affiliationProgressive Alliance
Colors     Green


The party was founded in 1910. Its main leader and spokesman was Dr Emilio Frugoni, a prominent advocate of socialist ideas in Uruguay. Its central organ was the newspaper Germinal, later superseded by El Sol.

The party was a member of the Labour and Socialist International between 1932 and 1940.[1] In 1951 it joined the Socialist International, which it later left in 1960, and rejoined it in 1999. In 2017 the party once again withdrew from the Socialist International and joined the Progressive Alliance.[2]

In 1971, the party was one of the founding members of the Broad Front, a left-wing coalition than won the 2005 election, also electing one of its affiliates, Tabaré Vasquez, as president.

It is currently led by Gonzalo Civila.


  1. ^ Kowalski, Werner. Geschichte der sozialistischen arbeiter-internationale: 1923 - 19. Berlin: Dt. Verl. d. Wissenschaften, 1985. p. 333
  2. ^ "PS se desafilió de la Internacional Socialista". Caras y Caretas (in Spanish). 2017-03-03. Retrieved 2019-01-15.

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