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José Sócrates , the current Prime Minister of Portugal , is the leader of the party. The party has currently 97 of 230 seats in the Portuguese Parliament. The Socialist Party stands out as about a third of its members in the Assembly of the Republic are women.Which is awesome! and a really good thing!.
Sócrates obtained a landslide victory (winning 77% of the votes) in early October 2004 for the succession of Ferro Rodrigues as Secretary-General of the party. Other candidates for the post were Manuel Alegre and João Soares in a vote by party members.
PS is a member of the Socialist International and the Party of European Socialists , and has seven members in the European Parliament within the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group during the seventh parliament.