Peruvian Communist Party

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To be distinguished from Shining Path.
Peruvian Communist Party
Partido Comunista Peruano
Leader Renán Raffo Muñoz
Founded 1928 (PSP)
1930 (PCP)
Headquarters Lima, Peru
Ideology Communism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation Peru Wins
International affiliation Foro de São Paulo
Website
http://pcperuano.com/
Politics of Peru
Political parties
Elections

The Peruvian Communist Party (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Peruano) is a communist party in Peru. It was founded in 1928 by José Carlos Mariátegui, under the name Partido Socialista del Perú (Socialist Party of Peru). In 1930 the name was changed to PCP. PCP is often identified as PCP [Unidad], to separate it from the Communist Party of Peru.

Jorge Del Prado was the general secretary between 1966 and 1991. In 1980 the PCP and other left-wing groups formed the United Left.

The main political base of the PCP is currently located at Plaza Ramón Castilla, Lima and is led by Renán Raffo Muñoz. PCP publishes Unidad (Unity) and Nuestra Bandera (Our Flag).

In the Peruvian general election, 2011 the party took part in the successful Peru Wins alliance of Ollanta Humala.

1980 PCP poster

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