|Socialist Union of Popular Forces|
الاتحاد الاشتراكي للقوات الشعبية
Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires
|International affiliation||Socialist International|
|Official colours||Purple, White|
The Socialist Union of Popular Forces (Arabic: الاتحاد الاشتراكي للقوات الشعبية, French: Union Socialiste des Forces Populaires) is a left-of-centre political party in Morocco. It was originally formed as a breakaway from the UNFP, a Socialist opposition party which had itself split from the Istiqlal Party in 1959.
In the next parliamentary election, held on 7 September 2007, the USFP won 38 out of 325 losing 12 seats seats and became only the fifth largest party in parliament. The USFP was included in the government of Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, formed on October 15, 2007.
- ↑ "Moroccans favor conservative party instead of ushering in Islamic party", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), 9 September 2007.
- ↑ "Le roi nomme un nouveau gouvernement après des tractations difficiles", AFP (Jeuneafrique.com), October 15, 2007 (in French).
- ↑ List of Socialist International parties in Africa.