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Communist Party of Chile

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Communist Party of Chile
Partido Comunista de Chile
PresidentGuillermo Teillier
Secretary-GeneralLautaro Carmona [es]
Chief of DeputiesBoris Barrera
Founded4 June 1912; 112 years ago (1912-06-04)
HeadquartersVicuña Mackenna 31
Santiago
NewspaperEl Siglo
Youth wingCommunist Youth of Chile
Membership (2023)46,031[1]
Ideology
Political positionLeft-wing[3] to far-left[4][5]
National affiliationChile Digno (since 2020)
Apruebo Dignidad (since 2021)
Formerly:
Regional affiliationSão Paulo Forum
International affiliation
Colours
Chamber of Deputies
12 / 155
Senate
2 / 50
Party flag
Website
www.pcchile.cl Edit this at Wikidata

The Communist Party of Chile (Spanish: Partido Comunista de Chile) is a Chilean political party inspired by the thoughts of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin. It was founded in 1922, as the continuation of the Socialist Workers Party. In 1932 it established its youth wing, the Communist Youth of Chile (Juventudes Comunistas de Chile [abbr:JJ.CC]).

The PCCh was a member of "New Majority" (Spanish: Nueva Mayoría), a leftist coalition led by President of Chile Michelle Bachelet.

It holds 8 seats in the Chamber of Deputies of Chile.

Leaders[change | change source]

General Secretary Tenure President Tenure
Ramón Sepúlveda Leal 1922–? Elijah Lafferte 1956–1961
Luis A. González ?–? Dissolved 1961–2002
Galvarino Gil ?–? Gladys Marín 2002–2005
Maclovio Galdames ?–? Guillermo Teillier 2005–present
José Santos Zavala ?–?
Isaias Iriarte ?–1929
Carlos Contreras Labarca 1931–1946
Ricardo Fonseca 1946–1948
Oyarzun Galo González 1948–1958
Luis Corvalán 1958–1990
Volodia Teitelboim 1990–1994
Gladys Marín 1994–2002
Guillermo Teillier 2002–2005
Lautaro Carmona [es] 2005–present

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Total de afiliados a partidos políticos". Servicio Electoral de Chile (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  2. Córdoba, Andrea Aguilar (14 December 2020). "Izquierda radical y populista en Chile, ¿realidad o especulación de Piñera?". Anadolu Agency (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 August 2021.
  3. "Historia Política". bcn.cl. 2020.
  4. Sanders, Philip (24 May 2021). "Communist Contender Vaults Atop New Poll of Chile's Presidential Race". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 20 July 2021.
  5. Cristóbal Rovira: "El Partido Republicano no es de extrema derecha; es derecha populista radical" Revista Pauta. October 31, 2021. Retrieved November 25, 2021.
  6. "Communist and Workers' Parties". IMCWP. Retrieved 16 February 2019. {{cite web}}: Cite uses deprecated parameter |authors= (help)