Communist Party of Benin
Parti Communiste du Bénin
First SecretaryPhilippe Noudjenoume
FounderPascal Fantodji
Preceded byUnion of Communists of Dahomey
NewspaperLa Flamme
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationICMLPO

The Communist Party of Benin (French: Parti Communiste du Bénin) is an anti-revisionist Marxist–Leninist communist party in Benin.[1] PCB was founded in 1977 by the Union of Communists of Dahomey. The party was initially called Communist Party of Dahomey (Parti Communiste du Dahomey).[2] The first secretary of the party is Philippe Noudjenoume. PCB publishes La Flamme.

PCB was an illegal party, working in a clandestine manner against the Kérékou regime,[1] and was only legally recognized on September 17, 1993.

During the Cold War, the party was pro-Albanian.[1] PCB is associated with the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (Unity & Struggle).

In the legislative elections of 1995, Noël Koumba Koussey was to the National Assembly for the PCB.[1]

In the 1996 presidential elections, PCB candidate Pascal Fantodji got 17,977 votes (1.08%).[1]

In 1998, Magloire Yansunnu was expelled. In 1999, Yansunnu formed the Marxist–Leninist Communist Party of Benin.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Houngnikpo, Mathurin C.; Decalo, Samuel (2013). "Parti Communiste du Bénin (PCB)". Historical Dictionary of Benin (Fourth ed.). Lanham: The Scarecrow Press. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-8108-7171-7.
  2. ^ Day, Alan John (2002). Political Parties of the World. London: John Harper. p. 51. ISBN 978-0-9536278-7-5.