Khalid Bakdash

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Khalid Bakdash
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Personal details
Born1912
Damascus, Ottoman Empire
Died24 July 1995(1995-07-24) (aged 82–83)
Damascus, Syria
NationalitySyrian
OccupationSecretary-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."[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Federal Research Division (2004). Syria A Country Study. Kessinger Publishing. p. 217. ISBN 1-4191-5022-7. Retrieved 2011-05-12.