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General Secretary of the Communist Party

General Secretary or First Secretary is the official title of leaders of most Communist political parties. When a Communist party is the ruling party in a Communist-led one-party state, the General Secretary is typically the country's de facto leader—though sometimes this leader also holds state-level positions (such as a presidency or premiership) in order to hold de jure leadership of the state as well.

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Leaders of current Communist partiesEdit

Official title Incumbent Term start Other names
  General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China   Xi Jinping

 

15 November 2012 Chairman of the Communist Party of China (1922–25 & 1943–82)
  Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea   Kim Jong-un

 

17 December 2011 Chairman of the Worker's Party of Korea (1949–66)
General Secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea (1966–2011)
First Secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea (2012–2016)
  First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba   Raúl Castro

 

19 April 2011
  General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam   Nguyễn Phú Trọng

 

8 January 2012 Chairman of the Workers' Party of Vietnam (1951–69)
First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam (1951–76)
  General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party   Choummaly Sayasone

 

21 March 2006 (1st term)
21 March 2011 (2nd term)
Chairman of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (1991–2006)
General Secretary of the Progressive Party of Working People   Andros Kyprianou

 

21 February 2009
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Britain   Robert Griffiths

 

1 January 1998
  First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation   Gennady Zyuganov

 

14 February 1993
  General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)   Sitaram Yechury

 

19 April 2015
  General Secretary of the Communist Party USA   John Bachtell

 

15 June 2014
  General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party   Jerónimo de Sousa

 

27 November 2004

Leaders of former Communist partiesEdit

Official title Last Term end Other names
  General Secretary of the Albanian Party of Labour   Ramiz Alia 4 May 1991
  General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party   Petar Mladenov

 

15 January 1990
  General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea   Pol Pot 8 December 1981
  General Secretary of the People's Revolutionary Party of Benin   Mathieu Kérékou

 

1 March 1990
General Secretary of the New Jewel Movement   Maurice Bishop

 

19 October 1983
  General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Ethiopia   Mengistu Haile Mariam

 

21 May 1991
General Secretary of the Somali Revolutionary Socialist Party   Siad Barre

 

26 January 1991
  General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan   Mohammad Najibullah 16 April 1992
  General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union   Mikhail Gorbachev

 

24 August 1991 Technical Secretary of the Bolshevik Party (1917–18)
Chairman of the Secretariat of the Russian Communist Party (Bolsheviks) (1918–19)
Responsible Secretary of the RCP(b) (1919–22)
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953–66)
  General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party   Károly Grósz

 

7 October 1989
  First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia   Karel Urbánek 20 December 1989
  First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party   Mieczysław Rakowski

 

29 January 1990
  General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party   Nicolae Ceaușescu

 

22 December 1989
  General Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany   Egon Krenz

 

3 December 1989
  President of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia   Milan Pančevski 30 June 1990

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