Communist Party (Italy)

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Communist Party
Partito Comunista
Secretary Marco Rizzo
Founded 3 July 2009
Split from Party of Italian Communists
Newspaper La Riscossa
Youth wing Front of the Communist Youth
Membership (2016) 4000
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
International affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
Chamber of Deputies
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European Parliament
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The Communist Party (Partito Comunista, PC) is a communist party in Italy.

In July 2009 the party was formed as Communists – Popular Left (Comunisti – Sinistra Popolare) after the expulsion of Marco Rizzo from the Party of Italian Communists for having supported the IdV's candidate Gianni Vattimo in the 2009 European election.[1][2][3] The first congress of the party was held in November 2010.[4]

In 2013 it changed its name into Communist Party – Popular Left (Partito Comunista – Sinistra Popolare), while during its first congress in January 2014 the party chose to change its name into Communist Party.[5][6]

On 21 January 2017, during the second congress of the party, Rizzo has been reconfirmed as General Secretary of PC.[7]



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