Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action)
|Founded||November 8, 1979|
|Headquarters||Av. Matta 692|
|International affiliation||ICMLPO, ICOR|
|Colours||Red and gold|
|Slogan||"In the patriotic and revolutionary struggle!"|
|Chamber of Deputies|
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Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Chileno (Acción Proletaria) PC(AP)) is a non-registered anti-revisionist Marxist-leninist political party of Chile, founded in 1979 originating from the pro-Albanian tradition. It has presented independent candidates on legislative elections. The first secretary of PC(AP) is Eduardo Artés.
PC(AP) is a member of the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle) (ICMLPO) and the International Coordination of Revolutionary Parties and Organizations (ICOR).
The Chilean Communist Party (Proletarian Action) was founded on November 8, 1979, through a split from the now defunct Revolutionary Communist Party. In 1984 the party joined "Coordinadora de Organizaciones Revolucionarias".
In the 90s-2000s, the party has been member of Movimiento Izquierda Democrática Allendista, Unidos Venceremos and Juntos Podemos, leaving the latter after Guillermo Teillier (President of the Communist Party of Chile, a political party member of Juntos Podemos) called to support Concertación (then the ruling center-left bloc) candidate Michelle Bachelet in the 2006 presidential elections. While in Juntos Podemos, the party proposed their general secretary, Eduardo Artés, as an independent senate candidate for West Santiago (being a non-registered party), earning 50.000 votes.
In 2009 the party supported Artés as a candidate for the 2009 presidential election, but due to their non-registered nature, they were unable to register him in the electoral service. Since 2009 the party has called for spoiling votes and more recently, abstention, in order to illegitimate the current neoliberal governments and its electoral system.
The party displays itself as an alternative to the moderate "revisionist" views of the Communist Party of Chile and other Marxist organizations, usually calling them social-democrats and betrayers of classical Marxism-Leninism. This criticism has since increased since the death of Gladys Marín and the Carmona-Teillier era, mostly due to their Concertación-Communist Party pact in the parliamentary elections, usually finding support in the far left and the non-parliamentary left.
The party publishes an annual magazine called Acción Proletaria magazine and a monthly newspaper, Remolino Popular.