Communist Party of Italy (2014)

Not to be confused with the much larger, disbanded Communist Party of Italy.
Communist Party of Italy
Partito Comunista d'Italia
Secretary Cesare Procaccini
President Manuela Palermi
Founded 11 December 2014
Dissolved 26 June 2016
Preceded by Party of Italian Communists
Succeeded by Italian Communist Party
Headquarters Augusto Imperatore, 32
00186 Rome
Newspaper La Rinascita della Sinistra
Youth wing Federation of Italian Communist Youth
Ideology Communism
Political position Left-wing
European affiliation Party of the European Left
International affiliation none
European Parliament group no MEPs
Chamber of Deputies
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European Parliament
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The Communist Party of Italy (Italian: Partito Comunista d'Italia, PCdI) was a short-lived communist party in Italy. It represented a transition from the Party of Italian Communists (1998–2014) and the Italian Communist Party (2016–present).


The PCdI, which took the name from the 1921–1926 Communist Party of Italy, emerged in 2014 from a transformation of the Party of Italian Communists (PdCI), a communist party launched by splinters of the Communist Refoundation Party (PRC) in 1998. Before becoming a tiny party, the PdCI was a party of government and controlled dozens of seats in the Parliament.[1]

Cesare Procaccini, a metalworkers' trade unionist who had replaced Oliviero Diliberto as PdCI's leader in 2013, was the party's secretary since its foundation, while Manuela Palermi, a former senator, its president.

In 2016 the PCdI gave way to the Italian Communist Party (PCI), which took the name from the 1926–1991 Communist Party of Italy ninety years after the latter's foundation. Also PRC splinters and minor groups joined the new party.[2][3][4]



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