French Communist Party

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French Communist Party

Parti communiste français
SecretaryFabien Roussel
Founded1920 December 30
Headquarters2, place du Colonel Fabien, Paris, France

The French Communist Party is a communist party in France. It was founded in 1920 by members of the French Section of the Workers' International.

In 2012, the PCF had 138,000 members, making it the third largest party in France in terms of membership after The Republicans (LR) and the Socialist Party (PS). It has participated in three governments: the provisional government of the Liberation (1944–1947), at the beginning of François Mitterrand's presidency (1981–1984), and in the Plural Left cabinet led by Lionel Jospin (1997–2002).

The PCF is a member of the Party of the European Left, and its MEPs sit in the European United Left–Nordic Green Left group.

The headquarters of the PCF in Paris