Central committee

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Central committee is the common designation of a standing administrative body of communist parties, analogous to a board of directors, of both ruling and nonruling parties of former and existing socialist states. In such party organizations, the committee would typically be made up of delegates elected at a party congress. In those states where it constituted the state power, the central committee made decisions for the party between congresses and usually was (at least nominally) responsible for electing the politburo. In non-ruling communist parties, the central committee is usually understood by the party membership to be the ultimate decision-making authority between congresses once the process of democratic centralism has led to an agreed-upon position.

Non-communist organizations are also governed by central committees, such as the right-wing Likud party in Israel, the North American Mennonite Church[1] and Alcoholics Anonymous, the Taiwanese Kuomintang and Democratic Progressive Party[2] as well as the former American Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors. In the United States, the two major parties are administered by the Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee; these act as the leading bodies of those organizations at the national/administrative level as well as local committees in a similar capacity within the local Democratic or Republican governments of individual counties and states.

List of central committees[edit]

Communist[edit]


Non-communist[edit]

Formerly communist[edit]

  • Central Committee of the Cambodian People's Party (conservatism and economic liberalism since 1991)
  • Central Committee of the Congolese Party of Labour (social democracy and democratic socialism since 2006)
  • Central Committee of FRELIMO (social democracy and democratic socialism since 1989)
  • Central Committee of the Mongolian People's Party (social democracy and democratic socialism since 1990)
  • Central Committee of the MPLA (social democracy and democratic socialism since 1990)
  • Central Committee of SWAPO (social democracy and democratic socialism since 1990, Socialism with Namibian characteristics since 2017)
  • Central Committee of the Yemeni Socialist Party (social democracy and Arab nationalism since 1990)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Mennonite Central Committee web site
  2. ^ a b "民主進步黨黨章(2019年9月28日修正)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2022-05-21. Retrieved 2022-07-24.
  3. ^ "Organs of the Likud | The Likud Party". Retrieved 6 March 2017.