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Parti de la Democratie Socialiste


Parti de la Democratie Socialiste

The Parti de la démocratie socialiste (PDS; English: Party of Socialist Democracy) was a political party in Quebec, Canada.

The PDS' roots can be traced to 1939, with the founding of the Fédération du Commonwealth Coopératif (FCC), later renamed Parti social démocratique du Québec (PSD; Social Democratic Party) in 1955. The FCC/PSD was the Quebec counterpart of Canada's federal Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) party.

After the CCF became the New Democratic Party in 1961, the Quebec wing was re-founded as the New Democratic Party of Quebec (Nouveau Parti démocratique du Québec, NPDQ). The NPDQ contested Quebec general elections in 1970, 1976, 1985, 1989 and 1994. The NPDQ was separated from the federalist NDP in 1989. A new branch of the federal NDP, called New Democratic Party of Canada - Québec Section[1] was refounded in 1990, and is active only in federal politics.

The NPDQ's ties to the federal NDP were finally severed in 1991 as a result of the provincial party's endorsement of the Bloc Québécois in a 1990 by-election.[2] It was encouraged to change its name and became the "Parti de la démocratie socialiste" in 1995, and as such contested the 1998 Quebec election.

In 2002, the PDS became a part of the


  • Leaders of the PDS 1
  • Election results 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Leaders of the PDS

Election results

General election # of candidates # of elected candidates % of popular vote
1970 (NPDQ) 13 0 0.15%
1973 (NPDQ) The party did not run candidates in this election.
1976 (coal.†) 21 0 0.05%
1981 (NPDQ) The party did not run candidates in this election.
1985 (NPDQ) 90 0 2.42%
1989 (NPDQ) 55 0 1.22%
1994 (NPDQ) 41 0 0.85%
1998 (PDS) 97 0 0.59%

†coalition Nouveau Parti démocratique du Québec/Regroupement des militants syndicaux


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  2. ^ York, Geoffrey, "NDP breaks link to Quebec wing Alignment with Bloc Quebecois brings split with federal party," Globe and Mail, March 12, 1991

See also

External links

  • National Assembly historical information
  • La Politique québécoise sur le Web
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