Communist Party of Greece (Interior)

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Communist Party of Greece (Interior)
Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας Εσωτερικού
General Secretary Babis Drakopoulos (first)
Leonidas Kyrkos (last)
Founded 1968
Dissolved 1987
Split from Communist Party of Greece
Succeeded by Greek Left
Renewing Communist Ecological Left
Ideology Eurocommunism
Democratic socialism
Socialism with a human face
Politics of Greece
Political parties
Elections

The Communist Party of Greece, Interior (Greek: Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας Εσωτερικού), usually abbreviated as KKE Interior (Greek: ΚΚΕ Εσωτερικού), was a eurocommunist political party in Greece. The party was formed after a major split of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) in 1968. KKE Interior essentially broke ties with KKE's ideological supervision by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and later established bonds with parties such as the Italian Communist Party (PCI), adopting a Eurocommunist perspective. The party also opted for a "Renewal of the Left" and embraced the concept of Socialism with a human face.

KKE Interior was greatly active in the struggle against the Regime of the Colonels that ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974 through the Panhellenic Antidictatorial Front (abbrev. ΠΑΜ) and its youth wing, the Greek Communist Organization of Youth Rigas Feraios (abbrev. ΕΚΟΝ Ρήγας Φεραίος). During the period that followed the collapse of the Regime of the Colonels, known as the Metapolitefsi, the party remained electorally active, either on its own or in broader leftist coalitions. KKE Interior was dissolved some months after its 4th Congress in 1986, splitting into two: the Communist Party of Greece (Interior)-Renewing Left and the Greek Left.

Electoral results[edit]

Results from 1977 to 1981
(year links to election page)
1977
Parliament
139,356
2.72
2
1981
Parliament
76,404
1.34
0
1985
Parliament
117,135
1.8
1