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The Belgian Labour Party or Belgian Workers' Party ( nl, Belgische Werkliedenpartij, BWP; french: Parti Ouvrier Belge, POB) was the first major Socialism, socialist party in Belgium. Founded in 1885, the party was officially disbanded in 1940 and superseded by the Belgian Socialist Party in 1945. History In April 1885, a meeting of 112 workers took place in a room of the café ''De Zwaan'' on the Grand Place in Brussels, at the same place where the First International had convened, and where Karl Marx had written ''The Communist Manifesto''. At this meeting the Belgian Labour Party (POB or BWP) was created. Several groups had been represented at this meeting, including the BSP of Edward Anseele. The members were mainly craftsmen and not workers from industrial centres (with the exception of Ghent). When drafting a programme for the new party, it was feared that a radical programme would deter workers. On that basis it was decided that the word socialism would not be mentioned in th ...
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