New Communist Party of the Netherlands
|New Communist Party of the Netherlands|
|Merger of||Former Communist Party of the Netherlands and League of Communists in the Netherlands members.|
|Youth wing||Communist Youth Movement|
|International affiliation||International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
International Communist Seminar
|Politics of the Netherlands
The New Communist Party of the Netherlands (Dutch: Nieuwe Communistische Partij Nederland, NCPN) 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. Through the Stichting HOC (Foundation HOC), the NCPN releases the monthly newspaper Manifest. The party has approximately 2,500 members.
The NCPN supports the socialist government of Cuba, the socialist developments in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez and Bolivia under Evo Morales. The party opposed the invasion of the U.S. in Iraq and opposes neoliberalism. In the past, the party criticized the trial of Slobodan Milošević.
In 2003, the Communist Youth Movement (CJB) was founded as the NCPN's political youth organization.
In 1982 a group of members of 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). The CPN dissolved in 1992 in order to make place for a new political party, GreenLeft, an alliance in which the CPN had participated since the 1980s. Subsequently, the VCN, together with many former members of the CPN, founded the NCPN.
- 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 International Communist Seminar and the annual International Meeting 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 in the so-called Four-Countries Conference, the next one of which will be held February 28, 2014.
- Official website
- Official website of the local branch Twente
- Official website of the local branch Lemmer