Communist Party of Greece (Marxist–Leninist)

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Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας (Μαρξιστικο - Λενινιστικό)
Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas (Marksistiko - Leninistiko)
Communist Party of Greece (Marxist - Leninist)
Leader Grigoris Konstantopoulos
Founded November 1976
Preceded by Organisation of Marxists–Leninists of Greece
Headquarters Emmanouil Mpenaki 43,
10681, Athens
Newspaper Proletariaki Simea
(Proletarian Flag)
Ideology Communism,
Anti-Revisionism,
Marxism–Leninism,
Maoism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours Red
Website
http://www.kkeml.gr/
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Elections
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The Communist Party of Greece (Marxist–Leninist) (Greek: Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας (μαρξιστικό-λενινιστικό), ΚΚΕ(μ-λ), Kommounistiko Komma Elladas (marxistiko-leninistiko), KKE(m-l)), is a Maoist communist political party in Greece.

History[edit]

KKE(m-l) graffiti.

KKE(m-l) was founded in November 1976 by the majority of the Organisation of Marxists-Leninists of Greece (OMLE), itself a splinter group of the Communist Party of Greece since 1964. The minority became the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Greece (ML-KKE).

Another group with the same name (abbreviated KKE-ML) was founded in November 1974 by a group known as Organization of Greek Marxists-Leninists (OEML) that split from OMLE in 1969. It split in 1975 in two factions with the same name that disappeared until 1976.

KKE(m-l) experienced a crisis in 1982 when the majority of its members left the party. This crisis was caused as a result of both international (death of Mao Zedong, the rebuilding of capitalism in China, etc.) and national events (government of PASOK, etc.).

Elections[edit]

KKE(m-l) in the Legislative Elections in June 1989 gathered 3,361 votes (0,05%). In the Legislative elections of November 1989 gathered 3,234 votes (0,05%), and in the 1990 elections 2,590 votes (0,04%). In 1993 the KKE(m-l) joined the Left Struggle political coalition along with the Revolutionary Communist Movement of Greece (EKKE), New Left Current, Workers Revolutionary Party (EEK). The coalition received 8,160 votes in 1993 and 10,443 votes in the 1996 general elections. In the 2000 elections the party gathered 7,301 votes (0.11%), in the 2004 elections 10,754 votes (0.15%), and in the 2007 elections 17,541 votes (0.24%).

Newspaper[edit]

KKE(m-l) publishes the biweekly newspaper, Proletariaki Simea (Proletarian Flag).

A sample cover of Proletarian Flag (January 26, 2008)

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