League of Communists of Macedonia

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League of Communists of Macedonia

Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија
Leadersee full list below
Founded1943
Dissolved1991
Preceded byRegional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia
Succeeded byLeague of Communists of Macedonia - Party for Democratic Change (SKM-PDP)
After 20 April 1991 Social Democratic Union of Macedonia
HeadquartersSkopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism-Leninism
Titoism
Colours     Red
Party flag
Flag of the Socialist Republic of Macedonia (1946–1991).svg

Macedonian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

The League of Communists of Macedonia (Macedonian: Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија (СКМ); Sojuz na komunistite na Makedonija, SKM) was the Macedonian branch of the ruling League of Communists of Yugoslavia during the period 1943 – 1990. It was formed on the base of the Regional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia under the name Communist Party of Macedonia (Комунистичка партија на Македонија (КПМ); Komunistička partija na Makedonija, KPM) during the antifascist National Liberation War of Macedonia in the Second World War. It retained that name until April 1952.

The League of Communists of Macedonia was the ruling political party in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Its successor after the introduction of political pluralism in 1990 was the socialist party League of Communists of Macedonia - Party for Democratic Change (Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија - Партија за демократска преобразба (СКМ-ПДП); Sojuz na Komunistite na Makedonija - Partija za Demokratska Preobrazba, SKM-PDP) led by Petar Gošev, which took part in the first democratic elections in the same year. On its 11th Congress on April 20, 1991, the party was reformed, changing socialist ideology with social democracy, move to neoliberal direction and dropped the "communist" reference from its name and changed it to the current Social Democratic Union of Macedonia.[1] There was a small minority which retained the old name and constituted itself as a distinct political entity. This organization was founded in 1992 under the name League of Communists of Macedonia - Freedom Movement.

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Party leaders[edit]

  1. Lazar Koliševski (March 1943 – July 1963) (1914–2000)
  2. Krste Crvenkovski (July 1963 – March 1969) (1921–2001)
  3. Angel Čemerski (March 1969 – May 1982) (1923–2005)
  4. Krste Markovski (May 1982 – 5 May 1984) (b. 1925)
  5. Milan Pančevski (5 May 1984 – June 1986) (1935–2019)
  6. Jakov Lazarovski (June 1986 – 1989) (b. 1936)
  7. Petar Gošev (1989 – April 1991) (b. 1948)

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