- Party of Italian Communists
name_english = Party of Italian Communists
leader1_title = Secretary
leader2_title = President
11 October 1998
headquarters = Piazza Augusto Imperatore, 32 00186
newspaper = [http://www.larinascita.net/ La Rinascita della sinistra]
membership = 40,000 [http://www.regione.sardegna.it/documenti/1_53_20070122092625.pdf]
The Left – The Rainbow
international = "none"
european = "none"
European United Left–Nordic Green Left
website = http://www.comunisti-italiani.it
colorcode = red
The Party of Italian Communists ("Partito dei Comunisti Italiani", PdCI) is a
political partyin Italy.
It was founded in
1998as a split from the Communist Refoundation Party(PRC) by Armando Cossutta, the original leader of the PRC. The current party leader is Oliviero Diliberto.
The main reason for the split was the unwillingness of the majority the Communist Refoundation Party to participate in the operation that toppled the government of
Romano Prodi. Fausto Bertinottihad kept the party in alliance with the Olive Tree coalition for two years, but was leaving because of disagreement over social policy. Leaving would have left the government without a majority in the lower house of the parliament. The issue was hotly debated in the party, and in the end a few votes, coming from the Trotskyistfaction, finally decided.
Members of the Party of Italian Communists in the
European Parliamentstill sit in the European United Left–Nordic Green Leftgroup with their erstwhile PRC comrades.
In the 9-10 April 2006 general elections, the party was a member of the winning coalition The Union ("L'Unione") and won 16 out of 630 deputies. The
Together with the Unionalliance consisting of PdCI, Greens, and United Consumerswon 11 out of 315 senators.
In April 2007, Armando Cossutta, after two years of bickering with Oliviero Diliberto, finally left the party. In the meantime the PdCI, at its IV national congress, re-proposed to the PRC, the
Federation of the Greensand other leftish forces (among them the brand new Democratic Left) to form a United Left, "a Left without adjectives". On 8–9 December 2007 the PdCI participated in the foundation of The Left – The Rainbow. In the 2008 general election the list gained 3.1% of the vote, thus failing to win any seats in the Italian Parliament.
On 20 July 2008 Diliberto was re-elected secretary in a national congress. In that occasion, after having declared the experience of a "united left" finished, he proposed to PRC the re-unification of the two parties and a "communist constituent assembly". [ [http://www.rainews24.it/notizia.asp?newsid=84020 RaiNews24 - Diliberto rieletto segretario del Pdci, contro la minoranza: non rispettato il pluralismo ] ]
Armando Cossutta(1998–2000), Oliviero Diliberto(2000–...)
Armando Cossutta(2000–2006), Antonino Cuffaro(2007–...)
*Party Leader in the Chamber of Deputies:
Oliviero Diliberto(1998), Tullio Grimaldi(1998–2001), Marco Rizzo(2001–2004), Pino Sgobio(2004–2008)
*Party Leader in the Senate:
Luigi Marino(1998–2006), Manuela Palermi(leader of the PdCI-Green's group, 2006–2008)
*Party Leader in the
European Parliament: Lucio Manisco(1998–2004), Marco Rizzo(2004–...)
* [http://www.comunisti-italiani.it/frames/index.htm Official website]
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