Communist Party of Malta

Communist Party of Malta (Maltese: Partit Komunista Malti) is a communist party in Malta. PKM was founded in 1969 at a secret congress in the town of Gwardamangia, following the departure from the Malta Labour Party of a group of left-wing militants that had been active in the struggle for national independence.[1] Anthony Vassallo was the founding general secretary of the party.[1] The party first contested the national general elections of 1987 when it obtained 0.1% of first preference votes and no parliamentary seats.[2] Since then it has not stood for any other election whether at a European, national or local level.[3]

The present secretary of the party is Victor Degiovanni who took over the post from Anthony Vassallo in 2004.


  1. 1 2 International Communist Affairs. Yearbook on international communist affairs: 1983. Stanford, Calif: Hoover Inst. Pr, 1983. p. 458
  2. Malta: Political Parties

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