Tunisian Communist Party

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Not to be confused with Tunisian Workers' Communist Party.
Tunisian Communist Party
الحزب الشيوعي التونسي
French name Parti communiste tunisien
Former secretary-generals Mohamed Nafaâ (1946–1981)
Mohamed Harmel (1981-1993)
Founded 1934 (1934)
Dissolved 23 April 1993 (1993-04-23)
Split from French Communist Party
Succeeded by Ettajdid Movement
Ideology Communism
International affiliation Comintern (1943-1943)

Tunisian Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي التونسي‎‎ al-Ḥizb ash-Shuyū‘ī at-Tūnisī ; French: Parti communiste tunisien) was a political party in Tunisia. PCT was founded in 1934, as the Tunisian Federation of the French Communist Party and was later converted into an independent organization. The party was banned by the Vichy regime in 1939 but, in 1943, it was able to operate legally again. It was banned again in 1962 and legalized in 1981.[1] In April 1993, PCT abandoned communism and changed its name to Ettajdid Movement.


  1. ^ Gilberg, Trond. Coalition Strategies Of Marxist Parties. Durham: Duke University Press, 1989. p. 256