Union of Communists in Bulgaria

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Union of Communists in Bulgaria
Leader Pavel Ivanov
Founded 1995
Headquarters Sofia, Bulgaria
Ideology Communism
European affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
Colours Red, white
National Assembly
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Politics of Bulgaria
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The Union of Communists of Bulgaria (Bulgarian: Sayuz na Komunistite v Balgariya, SKB) is a communist party in Bulgaria, registered in 1995. It has participated in all elections since then, alone or in coalition. The central headquarters of the party is at Sofia, Georgiev Evlogi № 169.

On June 23, 2013, the Central Committee of the Union of Communists in Bulgaria accepted the resignation of its current chairman Kostadin Chakarov (2010-2013), a former adviser to Todor Zhivkov, and elected by an overwhelming majority Pavel Ivanov as the new chairman of the party. Immediately after the proposed modifications to the Central Committee and Political Bureau of authentic leftist party party leadership yields average age 35–40 years.

The Union of Communists takes its name from Union of German and European Communists, established in the 19th century by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.[citation needed] It unites citizens and adopts Marxism as its political creed. The Union of Communists in Bulgaria considers itself the conceptual and political heir of Bulgarian Communist Party.[citation needed]

In the 2013 parliamentary election the party received 6,168 votes (0.17% of the popular vote), remaining outside parliament.

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