Parti Rakyat Malaysia(PRM), which was formed in 1955, may be one of the oldest political party in Malaysia. It is the last remaining party that formed the 'Malayan People's Socialist Front', possibly the only Opposition coalition that was legal and contested under its own symbol. The Socialist Front was formed by Parti Rakyat and the Parti Buruh Malaya on Merdeka Day - later to be joined by the National Convention Party. PR left the coalition in 1965.
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In the 1959 General Elections, the Socialist Front (SF) managed to gain 8 seats in Selangor, Johor, and Penang constituencies....In the 1964 General Elections,the Socialist Front lost 6 seats and managed to retain 2 seats.
The Socialist Front managed to gain 13 out of 14 seats in George Town, Penang during the 1961 Local Elections..