Damascus, Ottoman Empire
|Died||24 July 1995 (aged 82–83)|
|Occupation||Secretary-general of the Syrian Communist Party|
Member of the Parliament of Syria
Khalid Bakdash (1912–1995; occasionally spelled Khalid Bagdash or Khaled Bekdache, Arabic: خالد بكداش) was the leader of the Syrian Communist Party (SCP) from 1936 until his death. In 1954 Bakdash became the first member of a communist party to be elected to an Arab parliament. He has since been called the "dean of Arab communism."