Socialist Mexican Party

The Socialist Mexican Party (Spanish: Partido Mexicano Socialista, PMS) was the former left-wing Mexican political party, and one of the immediate antecedents of the present Party of the Democratic Revolution. It was the last effort to unify the different Mexican left-wing parties, as well as the last political party in the country to officially used the word "socialist" in its name. It existed between 1987 and 1989.

Socialist Mexican Party

Partido Mexicano Socialista
Merged intoParty of the Democratic Revolution
Left-wing nationalism
Political positionLeft-wing

The PMS was founded in 1987 through the merger of the Unified Socialist Party of Mexico, the Mexican Workers' Party, the Communist Leftist Union, the People's Revolutionary Movement and the Revolutionary Patriotic Party.[1]

The party participated solely in the 1988 elections, in which it had postulated Heberto Castillo as its candidate. A month before the elections, Castillo decided to decline his candidacy in favor of Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano and integrate himself in the National Democratic Front that postulated Cárdenas to the Presidency of the Republic. In 1989, after the electoral process had finished, the PMS integrated with the old Democratic Current of the PRI and constituted the Party of the Democratic Revolution, with the own legal registry of the PMS.

PMS candidates for the Presidency


  1. González Casanova, Pablo, and Jorge Cadena Roa. Primer informe sobre la democracia, México 1988. Biblioteca México. México, D.F.: Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 1989. p. 318

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