- Paraguayan Communist Party
Paraguayan Communist Party
Partido Comunista Paraguayo
Leader Najeeb Amado President Carlos Luis Casabianca Founded 19th February 1928 Headquarters Brasil 228 c/España, Asunción, Paraguay Ideology Communism,
Political position Far-left International affiliation Foro de São Paulo Website http://www.pcparaguay.org/ Politics of Paraguay
Paraguayan Communist Party (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Paraguayo) is a communist political party in Paraguay. PCP was founded on February 19, 1928. Later it was recognized as a section of the Communist International. It was brutally suppressed during the military regimes of the country. It gained legality for a brief period in 1936 and then again in 1946-1947. After the fall of the Alfredo Stroessner regime the party re-emerged as a legal party.
In 1967, the party split, and the pro-China wing formed the Paraguayan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist). The general secretary of PCP is Najeeb Amado.
PCP was a founding member of United Left (IU) in 2002, but later it withdrew in 2003. However a fraction of PCP, Movimiento por la Recuperación Democrática del Partido Comunista Paraguayo, chose to continue to work within IU. The withdrawal was motivated by differences over electoral strategy and candidature.
PCP publishes Adelante (Forward).
Political parties in Paraguay Current partiesAuthentic Radical Liberal Party · Beloved Fatherland Movement · Colorado Party · Democratic Progressive Party · Departmental Alliance Boquerón · Left regroupment · National Union of Ethical Citizens · Paraguayan Communist Party · Paraguayan Humanist Party · Patriotic Alliance for Change (Revolutionary Febrerista Party · National Encounter Party · Party for a Country of Solidarity · Christian Democratic Party · Movement for Socialism · Broad Front · Progressive Democratic Party) · Popular Democratic Movement · Popular Movement Tekojoja · Revolutionary Socialist Party · Tetã Pyahu Movement · United Left (Partido Patria Libre · Workers' Party · Socialist Revolutionary Nucleus · April 19 Indigenous Movement · Paraguayan Socialist Party) Defunct parties This article about a South American political party is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.