Communist Party (Reconstructed)

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Communist Party (Reconstructed)

Partido Comunista (reconstruído)
Founded27 December 1975 (1975-12-27)
Legalised3 February 1981 (1981-02-03)
Dissolved5 July 1992 (1992-07-05)[1]
NewspaperBandeira Vermelha
Youth wingRevolutionary Young Communist League

Communist Party (Reconstructed) (Portuguese: Partido Comunista Português (reconstruído)), initially known as Portuguese Communist Party (Reconstructed) (Portuguese: Partido Comunista Português (Reconstruído)), was a political party in Portugal.


Proclamation of CMLP, OCMLP and ORPC(ml). announcing the constitutive congress of PCP(R).

PCP(R) was founded at a unitary congress in December 1975, through the fusion of the Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Communist Organization, the Portuguese Marxist-Leninist Committee and the Organization for the Reconstruction of the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist).[2]

PCP(R) held its second congress in 1977.

After the break between China and Albania, PCP(R) sided with the Albanian Party of Labour.[3] The Communist Party of Brazil had a strong influence over PCP(R).

PC(R) published Bandeira Vermelha.

The youth league of PCP(R)/PC(R) was the Revolutionary Young Communist League (UJCR).

In 1992 PC(R) was renamed Communists for Democracy and Progress (Comunistas pela Democracia e Progresso). In 1995 CDP merged into the People's Democratic Union.

Election results[edit]

Year Election Votes % Representatives
1985 Legislative 12,749 0.22% -
1987 Legislative 18,544 0.33% -
1987 European 24,060 0.43% -


  1. ^ «Acordão N.º 358/02». Tribunal Constitucional.
  2. ^ «Organização Comunista Marxista-Leninista Portuguesa». UC - Centro de Documentação 25 de Abril.
  3. ^ Hobday, Charles (1986). Communist and Marxist Parties of the World. Harlow: Longman. p. 121. ISBN 0-582-90264-9.