Communist Party of Slovakia

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Communist Party of Slovakia

Komunistická strana Slovenska
LeaderJozef Hrdlička
Founded29 August 1992
Merger ofKSS '91 and ZKS
HeadquartersBratislava
NewspaperKroky
(The Steps)
Youth wingFront Ľavicovej Mládeže
(Front of Left Youth)
Membership (2015)1,793[1]
IdeologyCommunism[2]
Marxism–Leninism[3][4]
Political positionFar-left[2]
European affiliationInitiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
Party of the European Left (observer)
International affiliationInternational Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
European Parliament groupNone
Colours     Red
SloganZáruka lepšieho života
(Guaranteeing a better life)
National Council
0 / 150
European Parliament
0 / 13
Presidents of self-governing regions
0 / 8
Regional parliaments
0 / 408
Local councils
62 / 20,646
Party flag
Flag of the Communist Party of Slovakia
Website
www.kss.sk

The Communist Party of Slovakia (Slovak: Komunistická strana Slovenska, KSS) is a communist party in Slovakia, formed in 1992, through the merger of the Communist Party of Slovakia – 91 and the Communist League of Slovakia.

The party is observer of the Party of the European Left although it criticizes the Political Theses for the 1st Congress of European Left.[5] For the 2019 European Parliament election the KSS will form a unity list together with VZDOR – strana práce. The list will be called Socialistický Front.[6][7]

Electoral results[edit]

Results since 1992
(year links to election page)
Year Leader Type of Election Votes % Seats
1992 Vladimír Ďaďo
Parliament
23,349
0.76%
0
1994 Vladimír Ďaďo
Parliament
78,419
2.73%
0
1998 Vladimír Ďaďo
Parliament
94,015
2.79%
0
2002 Jozef Ševc
Parliament
181,872
6.33%
11
2004 Jozef Ševc
European Parliament
31,908
4.54%
0
2006 Jozef Ševc
Parliament
89,418
3.88%
0
2009 Jozef Hrdlička
European Parliament
13,643
1.65%
0
2010 Jozef Hrdlička
Parliament
21,104
0.83%
0
2012 Jozef Hrdlička
Parliament
18,583
0.72%
0
2014 Jozef Hrdlička
European Parliament
8,510
1.51%
0
2016 Jozef Hrdlička
Parliament
16,278
0.62%
0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Najviac straníkov si suverénne drží Smer-SD, nasledujú SMK a KDH". Hlavné Správy. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b March, Luke (2008). Contemporary Far Left Parties in Europe (PDF). Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. p. 3. ISBN 978-3-86872-000-6.
  3. ^ http://www.parties-and-elections.de/slovakia.html
  4. ^ "Program KSS".
  5. ^ http://www.kominform.at/article.php/20051031185746462/print
  6. ^ "Zjednotená ľavicová koalícia KSS a VZDORu- strany práce smeruje k voľbám do parlamentu EÚ | VZDOR - strana práce". vzdor.org. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  7. ^ KSS. "Zjednotená ľavica smeruje k voľbám do Európskeho parlamentu". KSS (in Slovak). Retrieved 2019-03-16.

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