Dutch political party
The Socialist Party (SP, Dutch pronunciation: [ɛs peː]; Dutch: Socialistische Partij, Dutch pronunciation: [soːʃiaːˈlɪstisə pɑrˈtɛi]) is a democratic socialist political party in the Netherlands.
After the 2006 general election, the SP became one of the major parties of the Netherlands with 25 seats of 150, an increase of 16 seats. In the 2010 general election, the party obtained 15 seats. In the 2012 general election, the SP maintained those 15 seats. In the 2017 general election, the party went to 14 seats, losing one.
Founded in 1971 as the Communist Party of the Netherlands/Marxist–Leninist (KPN/ML, Dutch: Communistische Partij van Nederland/Marxistisch-Leninistisch), the party has been in opposition since it was formed.
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