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Party of Labour of Austria

Party of Labour of Austria
Leader Otto Bruckner[1]
Founded 12 October 2013[1]
Newspaper Einheit und Widerspruch
Youth wing None (coordinates with the Communist Youth of Austria)
Membership 2013: approx. 100[2]
Ideology Communism,
Marxism-Leninism,
Anti-revisionism
Political position Left-wing to Far-left
International affiliation International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
European affiliation Initiative of Communist and Workers' Parties
Colours Red
Website
http://www.parteiderarbeit.at/
Politics of Austria
Political parties
Elections

The Party of Labour of Austria (German: Partei der Arbeit Österreichs, PdA) is a communist political party in Austria. PdA was founded on 12 October 2013 by the Communist Initiative, a Marxist-Leninist breakaway faction of the Communist Party of Austria (KPÖ), who were dissatisfied with the party's ideological orientation.[1]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Party Chairpersons 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Communist Initiative was an internal group in the Communist Party of Austria, founded in 2004 to promote Marxist-Leninist ideas in the party.[1] The Initiative broke with the KPÖ in 2005, citing a lack of internal democracy.[1]

PdA's founding conference was attended by delegates from the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), Hungarian Workers' Party (Munkáspárt), German Communist Party (DKP), Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE), and Communist Party of Turkey (TKP).[2] The party has particularly close fraternal relations with the KKE. The founding conference was also attended by Yahima Martínez, the ambassador to Austria from Cuba.[2]

Party Chairpersons

Name Period Notes
Otto Bruckner 2013-

References

  1. ^ a b c d e
  2. ^ a b c

External links

  • Official website (in German)
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