Paraguayan Communist Party

Paraguayan Communist Party
Partido Comunista Paraguayo
Leader Najeeb Amado
President Carlos Luis Casabianca
Founded 19 February 1928
Headquarters Brasil 228 c/España, Asunción, Paraguay
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
National affiliation Frente Guasú
International affiliation Foro de São Paulo

Paraguayan Communist Party (in Spanish: Partido Comunista Paraguayo) is a communist political party in Paraguay. PCP was founded on February 19, 1928. Later it was recognized as a section of the Communist International. It was brutally suppressed during the military regimes of the country. It gained legality for a brief period in 1936 and then again in 1946-1947. After the fall of the Alfredo Stroessner regime the party re-emerged as a legal party.


Office of the PCP, Asunción, 2013.

In 1967, the party split, and the pro-China wing formed the Paraguayan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist). The general secretary of PCP is Najeeb Amado.

PCP was a founding member of United Left (IU) in 2002, but later it withdrew in 2003. However a fraction of PCP, Movimiento por la Recuperación Democrática del Partido Comunista Paraguayo, chose to continue to work within IU. The withdrawal was motivated by differences over electoral strategy and candidature.

During 2008 presidential election, PCP supported the candidate of Patriotic Alliance for Change, Fernando Lugo, who won the election.

PCP publishes Adelante (Forward).

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