|Leader||President of the League of Communists of Macedonia|
|Dissolved||20 April 1991|
|Preceded by||Regional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia|
|Headquarters||Skopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia|
Titoism (after 1948)
|Political position||Left-wing to far-left|
Macedonian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia
The League of Communists of Macedonia (Macedonian: Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија (СКМ); Sojuz na komunistite na Makedonija, SKM) was the Macedonian branch of the ruling League of Communists of Yugoslavia during the period 1943 – 1990. It was formed on the base of the Regional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia under the name Communist Party of Macedonia (Комунистичка партија на Македонија (КПМ); Komunistička partija na Makedonija, KPM) during the antifascist National Liberation War of Macedonia in the Second World War. It retained that name until April 1952.
The League of Communists of Macedonia was the ruling political party in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Its successor after the introduction of political pluralism in 1990 was the socialist party League of Communists of Macedonia – Party for Democratic Change (Macedonian: Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија - Партија за демократска преобразба [СКМ-ПДП]; Sojuz na Komunistite na Makedonija – Partija za Demokratska Preobrazba, [SKM-PDP]) led by Petar Gošev, which took part in the first democratic elections in the same year. On its 11th Congress on April 20, 1991, the party was reformed, changing its socialist ideology to social democracy (similar to other former communist bloc countries), and refounding itself as the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia. There was a small minority which retained the old name and constituted itself as a distinct political entity. This organization was founded in 1992 under the name League of Communists of Macedonia - Freedom Movement.
Main article: Secretary of the League of Communists of Macedonia