Communist Party of Georgia
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Communist Party of Georgia (Georgian: საქართველოს კომუნისტური პარტია, Sakartvelos Komunisturi Partia) is a communist party in Georgia. The party was founded on February 23, 1992 as the Socialist Labour Party. It was registered at the Ministry of Justice on February 27, 1998. In the 1992 elections it won four MPs. During the period 1994-1995 it maintained a parliamentary fraction. In the 1995 elections it polled 3% of the votes.
Ivan Tsiklauri is the First Secretary of the party. The main goal of the party is restoration of the socialist system. It publishes Komunisti-XXI. In 1999 it claimed to have 15,000 members. The party has a youth organization, Komsomol.
In 1991 and 1995 SKP supported the candidacies of Eduard Shevardnadze.
In the 1999 elections it ran in an electoral bloc called Bloc "Communists - Stalinists" together with the Political Party "Stalineli".
For the 2000 presidential elections SKP had nominated Ivan Tsiklauri, but the nomination was later withdrawn.
The Communist Party of Adzharia is an autonomous organization with SKP.
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