The Socialist Party
: Socialistische Partij
) is a socialist party
in the Netherlands
. It was founded in 1972
as a Maoist
party but in 1991
abandoned Marxist-Leninism. In 1994
it got its first members of parliament and in 1999
it had one member elected to the European Parliament
. It is now the fourth largest political party in the Netherlands.
The Socialist Party's MEP sits in the European United Left - Nordic Green Left group.
Socialist Party web site in English