Socialist Party of the Islands

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Socialist Party of the Islands
Partit Socialista de les Illes
Secretary-GeneralSebastià Serra i Busquets
Founded18 February 1976 (1976-02-18)
DissolvedDecember 1977 (1977-12)
Succeeded bySocialist Party of Majorca
IdeologyDemocratic Socialism
Catalan nationalism
Workers' self-management
Political positionLeft-wing
National affiliationSocialist Unity (1977)
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Socialist Party of the Islands (Catalan: Partit Socialista de les Illes, PSI) was a political party in the Balearic Islands, Spain.


PSI was formed in February 1976 by a sector of the socialist movement who wanted emphasis on the nationality question, establishing itself in Majorca. In parallel, the Socialist Movement of Menorca (MSM) and the Socialist Movement of Ibiza and Formentera (MSEF) were created in with the same aim in the other islands. PSI was part of the Federation of Socialist Parties and, together with the Socialist Convergence of Catalonia (CSC) and the Socialist Party of the Valencian Country (PSPV), part of the Socialist Coordination of the Catalan Countries.[1]

Ahead of the 1977 general election, PSI created an alliance together with MSM and MSEF, joining the People's Socialist Party (PSP) in the Socialist Unity (US) coalition. US did not gain any seat in the Congress nor in the Senate in the Balearic Islands constituency. After the election, PSI refused to merge with the Balearic federation of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, and instead founded the Socialist Party of Majorca (PSM).[2]

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  1. ^ La transiciò a les Illes Balears
  2. ^ "Més per Menorca: 'Be water, my friend'". El Temps (in Catalan). 12 June 2017. Retrieved 25 February 2018.