Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

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Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain
Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España
Leader Carmelo Suárez
Founded 15 December 1984
Headquarters Madrid, Spain
Youth wing Collectives of Communist Youth
Ideology Communism
Marxism-Leninism
Euroscepticism
Republicanism
Political position Far-left
European affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
International affiliation International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties
International Communist Seminar
Colours Red
Local Government
8 / 67,611
Website
www.pcpe.es

Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (Spanish: Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España) is a communist and Marxist–Leninist political party in Spain. PCPE was founded out of the unification of several Marxist-Leninist factions. The youth organization is called the Collectives of Communist Youth.

From 13–15 December 1984 a "Communist Unity Congress" was held in Madrid. Partido Comunista de España Unificado (PCEU, Unified Communist Party of Spain), Movimiento de Recuperación del PCE (MRPCE, Movement for the Recuperation of the PCE), Movimiento para la Recuperación y Unificación del PCE (MRUPCE, Movement for the Recuperation and Unification of the PCE), Candidatura Comunista (CC, Communist Candidature), and some minor groups unified themselves, thus creating Partido Comunista (renamed PCPE in 1986).

All these groups had surged from splits from the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) during the 1970s and 1980s. Quickly after its foundation, PCPE was recognized by some other parties, such as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other statebearing Eastern bloc parties. The party was formed by those who were against Santiago Carrillo's Eurocommunist line in the PCE. The Catalan referent of PCPE was initially Party of Communists of Catalonia (PCC), but it later broke with PCPE and now the Catalan referent is the Communist Party of the Peoples of Catalonia.

PCPE briefly joined Izquierda Unida in 1987. In 2000, the Spanish Communist Workers' Party (PCOE) merged with PCPE, and the publication of the united party became Unidad y Lucha.

PCPE publishes Unidad y Lucha and Propuesta Comunista (a theoretical journal). Before the PCOE-PCPE merger, the main publication of the party was Nuevo Rumbo.

Electoral performance[edit]

Cortes Generales[edit]

Election Leader Votes  % # Seats Outcome Notes
Congress Senate
1986 Ignacio Gallego 935,504 4.63 #5
1 / 350
0 / 208
PSOE majority Within United Left
1989 Juan Ramos Camarero 62,664 0.31 #20
0 / 350
0 / 208
PSOE minority
1993 10,233 0.04 #31
0 / 350
0 / 208
PSOE minority
1996 14,513 0.06 #21
0 / 350
0 / 208
PP minority
2000 12,898 0.06 #29
0 / 350
0 / 208
PP majority
2004 Carmelo Suárez 12,979 0.05 #29
0 / 350
0 / 208
PSOE minority
2008 20,030 0.08 #26
0 / 350
0 / 208
PSOE minority
2011 26,254 0.11 #21
0 / 350
0 / 208
PP majority
2015 31,179 0.12 #18
0 / 350
0 / 208
New election
2016 26,627 0.11 #15
0 / 350
0 / 208
PP minority

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

List of political parties in Spain

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