Syrian Communist Party (Bakdash)

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Syrian Communist Party
الحزب الشيوعي السوري
Secretary GeneralAmmar Bakdash[1]
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)
Split fromSyrian Communist Party
HeadquartersDamascus, Syria
Political positionFar-left
National affiliationNational Progressive Front
International affiliationIMCWP[2]
Colours    Red and yellow
People's Council
2 / 250
Cabinet of Syria
1 / 35
Party flag
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The Syrian Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي السوري‎, romanizedAl-Hizb Al-Shuyū'ī Al-Sūrī) is a communist party in Syria.[3][4][5] The party emerged from a split in the Syrian Communist Party in 1986, as formed by the anti-Perestroika faction led by Khalid Bakdash. Khalid Bakdash died in 1995 and was succeeded as secretary of his party faction by his widow, Wisal Farha Bakdash. At the time of the 2000 Damascus Spring, the party was able to publish a newspaper called Sawt al-Shaab ("Voice of the People").

Currently the party’s secretary general, Ammar Bakdash [ar], who succeeded his mother in the party’s leadership

Parliamentary elections[edit]

People's Council of Syria
Election year # of
overall seats won
5 / 250
8 / 250
3 / 250
3 / 250


  1. ^ Orfali, Mohannad. "الحزب الشيوعي السوري". Retrieved 12 December 2020.
  2. ^ IMCWP. "Participants List". IMCWP. Retrieved 16 February 2019.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Muñoz, Rosa Velasco. 2019. "The Syrian Communist Party: Patrimonialism and fractures." Communist Parties in the Middle East. Routledge, 2019. 109-128.
  4. ^ Musalam, A., & Abdin, M. M. E. (2020). The Role of Partisan Divisions in Political Life in the Syrian Arab Republic “Documentary study from the Syrian Communist Party”. Tishreen University Journal- Arts and Humanities Sciences Series, 41(6).
  5. ^ Yonker, Carl C. "Comparing Radical Rivals: The Communists, the Baʿth, and the Kataʾib." The Rise and Fall of Greater Syria. De Gruyter, 2021. 17-21.

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