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Partido Popular Socialista
President Roberto Freire
Founded March 19, 1992
Headquarters SCS Q. 7 bloco A - Ed. Executive Tower - sl. 826/828 - DF
Ideology Social democracy
Social liberalism
Political position Centrist/Centre-left
International affiliation None
Official colours Red, Yellow
TSE Identification Number 23
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
12 / 513
Seats in the Senate
1 / 81
Website
http://portal.pps.org.br/
Politics of Brazil
Political parties
Elections

The Socialist People's Party (Partido Popular Socialista, PPS) is a political party in Brazil.

It was founded in 1992, after the Brazilian Communist Party decided to rename itself the Socialist People's Party as part of a political realignment following the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The PPS was a part of the coalition government of Brazilian President Luis Inácio da Silva until December of 2004, when its national executive decided to withdraw its support.[1] Ciro Gomes of the PPS did not resign his position as Minister for National Integration, leading to his being removed from the PPS's National Executive. At the 2006 legislative elections, the party won 21 seats in the chamber of deputies. At the same time, party members retained the state governorships of Mato Grosso and Rondônia.

The PPS suffered setbacks in the 2010 general elections. It won 12 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, no Senate seats and no state governorships.

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