The Communist Party of Germany (KPD - Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands) was founded in Berlin in 1990. The first party chairman was Werner Schleese, who resigned in April 2006. The current chairman is Wolfgang Fittinger, the former chairman of the national association of the KPD in Brandenburg.
KPD publishes Die Rote Fahne (The Red Flag). The youth wing is known as Kommunistischer Jugendverband Deutschlands (Young Communist League of Germany), which was founded 2002.
Before the 2005 Bundestag elections, the party appealed for an electoral union with the German Communist Party (DKP) and the Left Party. This provoked a split, resulting in the formation of the Communist Party of Germany (Bolshevik).
- 1990 Volkskammer: 8 819 votes (0.1%), stood in 12 out of 15 constituencies
- 2002 Bundestag
- 2004 Municipal elections in Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. In Zeitz the party got 1.9% and one seat in the municipal council.
- 2004 Landtag Thuringia: 0.2%
Berlin Political Personalities
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Articles and News Stories
A Huge Step Towards Left Unity in Germany - Victor Grossman on Die Linke - MR Zine
A Berlin Commune Fights Developers
The Köpi in Berlin's Mitte district is a symbol of the city's far-left scene.
The Cold War as Ancient History
An American journalist interviews Berlin high school students.
German Intelligence Service Spies on Berlin Social Forum
Spying was made public by Der Spiegel and confirmed by the Berlin Senate.