Communist Party of Germany (1990)

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Communist Party of Germany
Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands
Party chairman Dieter Rolle
Founded 1990
Youth wing Kommunistische Jugendverband Deutschlands
Ideology Communism,
Marxism–Leninism,
Stalinism,
Anti-Revisionism
Website
http://www.k-p-d.org
Politics of Germany
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of Germany (German: Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands) is a minor political party in Germany, one of several who claim the KPD name. It was founded in Berlin in 1990.

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The party chairman was Werner Schleese. He resigned in April 2006. The current chairman is Dieter Rolle.

The KPD publishes a monthly newspaper, Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag). The youth wing is known as Kommunistische Jugendverband Deutschlands (Young Communist League of Germany), which was founded 2002.

Ahead of the 2005 Bundestag elections, the party unsuccessfully appealed for an electoral union with the German Communist Party (DKP) and the Left Party. This provoked a split, resulting in the formation of the Communist Party of Germany (Bolshevik), which disbanded itself in 2011. The KPD's line can be described as Stalinist, with some influence from North Korean Juche and Songun doctrines, which are enthusiastically supported by the organisation.

The party is preparing to contest the Bundestag elections in September 2013.[1]

After the reformed SED-PDS had expelled Erich Honecker, the latter joined the ranks of the small KPD.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Election Year Votes (percentage) Seats
Volkskammer 1990 8.819 (0.1%) 0
Bundestag 2002 1.624 (0.0%) 0
Municipal elections in Zeitz 2004  ?? (1.9%) 1
Landtag Thuringia 2004 1.842 (0.2%) 0
Landtag Sachsen-Anhalt 2006 957 (0.1%) (together with the DKP) 0
Municipal elections in Zeitz 2009  ?? (1.7%) 1
Landtag Sachsen-Anhalt 2011 1.653 (0.2%) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.k-p-d.org/aktuelles/2013-02-17-spendenaufruf.htm
  2. ^ Staatschef a.D.: die letzten Jahre des Erich Honecker. Thomas Kunze. Links-Verlag (2001), p. 159.

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