Italian Communist Party
Partito Comunista Italiano
SecretaryMauro Alboresi
PresidentSelene Prodi
Founded26 June 2016
Preceded byCommunist Party of Italy
HeadquartersViale Mazzini 146, Rome
NewspaperRagioni e Conflitti (online)
Youth wingItalian Communist Youth Federation
Membership (2020)~20,000[1]
IdeologyCommunism
Euroscepticism
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationPower to the People! (2018)
Popular Unity (2022–)
International affiliationIMCWP
Colours  Red
Website
ilpartitocomunistaitaliano.it

The Italian Communist Party (Italian: Partito Comunista Italiano, PCI) is a minor communist party in Italy.

History

The PCI, which took the name from the 1926–1991 Italian Communist Party, emerged in 2016 from the merger of the Communist Party of Italy (PCdI) with splinters from the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) and minor groups.[2][3][4] The foundation of the new PCI took place ninety years after the transformation of the old Communist Party of Italy into the old PCI.

After the founding congress, Mauro Alboresi was elected secretary by the party's newly formed national committee.

In the 2018 general election, the PCI was part of the Power to the People electoral list,[5][6] which obtained 1.1% of the vote and no seats.[7] Soon after, the party left the list.[8] In July the PCI held its first regular congress.

In July 2022 the PCI, together with other far-left parties and organizations (Confederation of the Italian Left, Atheist Democracy, Inventing the Future, The Future City, CARC Party and Italian Marxist–Leninist Party), formed the "Popular Unity" coordination, with the aim of elaborating and implementing common and shared initiatives and proposals.[9] However, in the 2022 general election the PCI will run as a stand-alone list in 5 out 29 constituencies for the Chamber of Deputies and 7 out of 21 for the Senate.[10][11]

Leadership

Election results

Italian Parliament

Chamber of Deputies
Election year No. of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
No. of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2018 into Power to the People
0 / 630
Mauro Alboresi
Senate of the Republic
Election year No. of
overall votes
% of
overall vote
No. of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2018 into Power to the People
0 / 315
Mauro Alboresi

Regional Councils

Region Election year Votes % Seats +/−
Umbria 2019 2,098 (14th) 0.50
0 / 21

References

  1. ^ "Iscriviti al PCI!". ilpartitocomunistaitaliano.it (in Italian). 8 February 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  2. ^ "A Bologna rinasce il Partito Comunista Italiano". bologna.repubblica.it (in Italian). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "A 25 anni dalla Bolognina (ri)nasce il Pci". pochestorie.corriere.it (in Italian). 25 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Da oggi a Bologna rinasce un partito. Per noi, 'il' partito". ilmanifesto.it (in Italian). 24 June 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. ^ "L'associazionismo si fa partito: nasce la lista "Potere al popolo". today.it (in Italian). 15 December 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Debutta Potere al popolo: "Non siamo la terza lista di sinistra, ma l'unica"". ilmanifesto.it (in Italian). 16 December 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Eligendo: Camera". elezioni.interno.gov.it (in Italian). 4 March 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Potere al popolo, scoppia la guerra sullo statuto. Rifondazione boicotta il voto: "Non partecipiamo, non c'è democrazia"". 8 October 2018.
  9. ^ Nasce Unitá Popolare, coordinamento tra varie forze politiche di Sinistra: presentazione venerdí alla Camera dei Deputati
  10. ^ "Elezioni trasparenti. Politiche 2022". 25 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Il PCI sarà sulle schede elettorali!". 25 August 2022.