New Communist Party of the Netherlands
|New Communist Party of the Netherlands
Nieuwe Communistische Partij Nederland
|Merger of||Former Communist Party of the Netherlands and League of Communists in the Netherlands members.|
|Youth wing||Communist Youth Movement|
|International affiliation||International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties,
International Communist Seminar
|Politics of the Netherlands
The New Communist Party of the Netherlands (NCPN) (Nieuwe Communistische Partij Nederland) is a communist party in the Netherlands. The NCPN was founded in 1992 by communist hardliners (so-called "horizontals") who disagreed with the decision of the CPN to merge into GreenLeft. The NCPN give through the Stichting HOC (Foundation HOC) the monthly newspaper Manifest. The party has about 2,500 members.
The NCPN supports the socialist government of Cuba and the socialist developments in the Venezuela of Hugo Chavez and Bolivia of Evo Morales. The party was against the invasion of the U.S. in Iraq and is against neoliberalism. The party criticized in the past, the trial of Slobodan Milošević.
The NCPN has since 2003 also a political youth organization, the Communist Youth Movement (CJB).
In 1982 a group of members inside the Communist Party of the Netherlands founded the newspaper Manifest, out of discontent with the CPN leadership. In 1984 this group founded the League of Communists in the Netherlands (VCN). After the formal dissolution of the CPN in 1992 the VCN, together with groups of former members of the CPN, founded the NCPN. The CPN dissolved in order to make place for a new political party, GreenLeft, an alliance in which the CPN has participated since the 1980s.
In 1999 the local branch of the NCPN in the municipality of Scheemda split from the party and continued as the United Communist Party (VCP). The VCP is not active beyond the municipality of Scheemda, which in 2009 merged into the municipality of Oldambt.
- Results NCPN House of Representatives elections
|2003||Alejandro de Mello||4.860||0,05||0|
|Bergen op Zoom (in progressive front list "the Spark")||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||n.v.t.||1,94%||0||501|
|All of the Netherlands||0,1%||8||4.758||0,1%||7||4.246||0,06%||6||4.267||0,03%||3||2.177|
The NCPN has participated in the annual Brussels Seminar and the annual International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties. The NCPN also often cooperates with the Workers Party of Belgium, the German Communist Party and the Communist Party of Luxembourg