Party of Progress and Socialism


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Party of Progress and Socialism

 

(PPS; Hizb al-Taqaddum wa al-Ishtirakiyya), a political party in Morocco. It was formed on the basis of the Party of Liberation and Socialism. Legalized in August 1974. The preamble to the PPS rules states that the party receives its inspiration from the ideas of scientific socialism and that its goal is to build a society of genuine social justice in which there will be no place for exploitation.

The PPS is the revolutionary vanguard of the Moroccan working class and the poor peasantry. Its sets as its tasks the struggle for national sovereignty, the firm establishment of the country’s independence and territorial integrity, the exposure of the machinations of imperialism and neocolonialism, and the broadening of democratic liberties. It advocates a national alliance of all patriotic progressive forces within the framework of a broad national anti-imperialist and antifeudal front. The party stresses the decisive role of the socialist countries, headed by the Soviet Union, in consolidating international peace. It favors the deepening and broadening of friendly relations between the Soviet USSR and Morocco. The national congress of the PPS in February 1975 adopted a program and elected the party’s governing bodies. In the parliamentary elections held in June 1977, the PPS won 116,000 votes, and its secretary-general Ali Yata became a member of the parliament. Under the rules, the PPS has a structure based on the principles of democratic centralism. The supreme body of the party is the National Congress, which elects the Central Committee and the Central Control Commission. The secretary-general of the party is Ali Yata. The party publications are the journal Al Mabadie and the newspaper Al Bayane. [19–736–1; updated]

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There were a total of 30 parties in this year's race, the three leaders being the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party, an eight-party pro-monarchy Coalition for Democracy, and the Koutla Alliance of Istiqlal, the Socialist Union of Popular Forces and the Party of Progress and Socialism, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Abbas El-Fassi, head of the Istiqlal Party.
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