Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova "Patria-Rodina"
Party of the Socialists of the Republic of Moldova (SPRM) split from the Socialist Party of the Republic of Moldova in 1996 for ideological and strategic reasons. Thus, on June 29, 1997 the founding congress of the Party of Socialists of the Republic of Moldova was held in Chisinau (gathering former members of the Socialist Party of Moldova). The Congress adopted the party Bylaws and the Program.
After evaluating the socialist transformations world-wide and tendencies in the socialism development in the XXI century, the founding Congress defined what distinguishes the party from other left parties of Moldova (Communist Party of the Republic of Moldova, Socialist Party of Moldova, Social-Democratic Party of Moldova etc.).
The congress elected two party Chairs - Veronica Abramciuc, Chief of the Department for National Relations of the Government of the Republic of Moldova and Eduard Smirnov, Deputy Mayor of the Chisinau Municipality. In 1996 Veronica Abramciuc ran for the presidency as an independent candidate.
PSRM took part in the 1998 and 2001 parliamentary elections and in 1999 and 2003 local elections.
Currently the Party operates through its branches and covers almost the entire territory of the Republic of Moldova.
The International Association "Scientists for democracy and socialism" supports PSRM. It is also a member of the International Union of the Socialist Oriented Parties "Eurasian Socialist Congress" with the headquarters in Kiev.
Since its establishment PSRM developed and submitted for the examination of specialized bodies a series of documents pertaining to inter-ethnic relations, strengthening Moldovan statehood, and settling Transdnistrian conflict.
The party motto is - Moldova, work, equality in rights.
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