Communist Party of Ecuador

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Communist Party of Ecuador

Partido Comunista del Ecuador
Party leaderWinston Alarcón Elizalde
NewspaperEl Pueblo
Youth wingJuventud Comunista del Ecuador
Political orientationMarxism-Leninism

The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) is an anti-revisionist Marxist-Leninist party.

History[edit | edit source]

The Ecuadorian Socialist Party split in 1931 over the issue of joining the Third International, and the newly formed PCE decided to join the Comintern while the PSE did not. The PCE formed an alliance with the Ecuadorian Indigenous Federation formed in 1944.

The PCE faced conflict following Khrushchev's Secret Speech in 1956. It endorsed armed revolution at its Congress in 1962 but expelled members in 1964 who tried to form a guerrilla force. The PCE continued its alignment with the Soviet Union and purged members who supported the CPC, leading them to create the Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Nela Martínez Espinosa (1912–2004) Women of Struggle, Women in Struggle" (2022-03-30). Tricontinental. Archived from the original on 2022-11-26. Retrieved 2023-02-10.