Workers' Party (Spain)

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Workers' Party
Partido de los Trabajadores
Secretary-General Marc Palomo
Founded 1979 (1979)
Refounded in 2009 (2009)
Dissolved 1987 (1987)–2009 (2009)
Merger of Party of Labour of Spain
Workers Revolutionary Organisation
Newspaper Yesca
Youth wing Young Red Guard of Spain
Ideology Marxism-Leninism
Maoism
Antifascism
Federalism
Political position Far Left
Trade union affiliation Confederación de Sindicatos Unitarios de Trabajadores (CSUT) and Sindicato Unitario
Regional parliaments (1979-1983)
1 / 1,268
Provincial deputations (1979-1983)
1 / 1,152
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Mayors (1979-1983)
20 / 8,122
Town councillors (1979-1983)
369 / 67,505

Workers' Party (in Spanish: Partido de los Trabajadores) is a communist political party which operates in Spain. It was founded in 1979 through the merger of the Party of Labour of Spain (PTE) and the Workers Revolutionary Organisation (ORT).

The Catalan branch of PT was known as Partit dels Treballadors de Catalunya (Workers' Party of Catalonia). It published Yesca.

The old PT was short-lived. In 1980 a severe internal crisis erupted, and the party last contested elections in 1987.

In February 2009 it was refunded and reactivated, becoming an active political organization again.

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