Syrian Communist Party (Bakdash)

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Syrian Communist Party
الحزب الشيوعي السوري
Founded 1986 (original Syrian–Lebanese Communist Party founded in 1924)
Split from Syrian Communist Party (unitary)
Ideology Communism,
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation National Progressive Front
Official colours

Red and yellow

headquarters = Damascus, Syria
People's Council of Syria
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SCP (Bakdash) 75th anniversary poster.

The Syrian Communist Party (Arabic: الحزب الشيوعي السوري, transliterated as Al-Hizb Al-Shuyū'ī Al-Sūrī) is a political party in Syria. The party emerged out of 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'). In the Syrian parliamentary election, 2012 the party got 8 seats, an increase of 3.[1]

The party views the Syrian civil war as an imperialist attack on Syria and is allied with the government.[2]


  1. Waziruddin, S. Saleh. Communist Parties Win 11 Seats in Syrian Parliamentary Elections. URL accessed on July 14, 2012.
  2. "Syrian Communist explains responsibility to defend the homeland: Calls for resistance front against the imperialist attack" article in Liberation newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation May 31, 2013

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