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List of communist parties

There are a number of communist parties active in various countries across the world, and a number that used to be active. The formation of communist parties in various countries was first initiated by the formation of the communist Third International by the Russian Bolsheviks. Undoubtedly the most important of these parties were those of the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China: the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Communist Party of China, respectively.

Some communist parties have names such as Workers' Party, Socialist Party, Progressive Party, etc. Most, but not all, of the parties on this list are those that were aligned with either List of Left communist organizations by country.

Groups currently participating in other than Marxist movements, but related to communism, like Anarcho-communist and Jucheist[1] traditions are not included in the listing.


  • Officially ruling parties in communist states 1
  • Communist parties as ruling parties or part of ruling coalition in multi-party states 2
  • Formerly ruling 3
  • Modern (non-ruling) 4
  • Former 5
  • Defunct (once ruling) 6
  • Defunct (non-ruling) 7
  • See also 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Officially ruling parties in communist states

In the following countries, the communist parties either lead the ruling coalition or hold monopoly on state power, as defined by their respective country's constitutions.

Communist parties as ruling parties or part of ruling coalition in multi-party states

Formerly ruling

Modern (non-ruling)


Defunct (once ruling)

Defunct (non-ruling)

See also


  1. ^ Workers' Party of Korea leads the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland and is by some scholars and leftists not considered as communist party (like: ). Even if it is not a common point view WPK and North Korea started recently to consider themselves as jucheist exclusively. The party participates in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties though. (source: List of participants of 15th International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties 2013); for more details see Juche.
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  15. ^ Reconstrucción Comunista blog
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External links

  • Leftist Parties of the World (Last update: October 4, 2006)
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