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Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España (Political party, Spain)

PCPE - Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain

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Flag of the PCPE - Image by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2019

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Presentation of the PCPE

The Partido Comunista de los Pueblos de España (PCPE - Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain; website) was established on 13-15 February 1984 during the Congress of the Unity of Communists, as the merger of different Marxist-Leninist organizations: Partit dels Comunistes de Catalunya (Party of the Communists of Catalonia), Partido Comunista de España Unificado (Unified communist Party of Spain), Movimiento para la Recuperación del PC (Movement for the Revamping of the PC), Movimiento para la Reconstrucción y Unificación del PCE (Movement for the Reconstruction and Unification of the PCE), and Células Comunistas (Communist Cells).
This was a reaction of the pro-Soviet sector of the historical Partido Comunista de España (PCE -Communist Party of Spain) to revisionism, that is the "Eurocommunist" doctrine defended by the historical leader Santiago Carrillo (1915-2012).
Claiming to be the only maintainer of the principles of scientific Socialism and the only leader of the struggle of the working class to take political power, to destroy the old bourgeois State and to construct the Socialist Republic in Spain, the splinter party adopted the name of Partido Comunista (PC - Communist Party). The PCE filed a complaint to the court, which ordered the PC to amend its name, which was done in 1986.

The main founder of the PCPE was Ignacio Gallego (1914-1990), proclaimed its first Secretary General and, subsequently, President. Elected in 1986 Representative from Málaga under the banner of the newly formed Izquierdia Unida (IU - United Left) coalition, Gallego was expelled from the PCPE in 1988 after having called for the reunification with the PCE; he joined back the PCE the next year, as did most of the leaders of the PCPE of the time.
In April 2017, the PCPE broke into two sectors, the one led by the Secretary General appointed in 2002, Carmelo Suárez (b. 1949), and supported by the Communist Party of Viet Nam and the Korean Worker's Party (North Korea), and the other led by Ástor García, supported by the Communist parties of Mexico, Greece, Austria and Italy, and, most significant, by most militants of the party's youth movement, Colectivos de Jóvenes Comunistas (CJC - Collectives of Communist Youth).

Ivan Sache, 11 March 2019

Flag of the PCPE

The flag of the PCPE (photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo, photo) is red with a yellow hammer and sickle and star (filled) in canton and the yellow letters "PCPE".

Ivan Sache, 11 March 2019

Colectivos de Jóvenes Comunistas

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Flag of the CJC, two versions - Images by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2019

The flag of the CJC (photo, photo, photo) is similar to the flag of the PCPE, with the letters "CJC", the dot over the "J" being replaced by a yellow star, instead of "PCPE".
The flag is also used with the emblem and lettering placed side by side, and, beneath, the writing "JUVENTUD COMUNISTA" (Communist Youth) (photo, photo).

Ivan Sache, 11 March 2019