League of Communists of Macedonia

The League of Communists of Macedonia (Macedonian: Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија (СКМ); Sojuz na komunistite na Makedonija, SKM) was the Macedonian branch of the ruling League of Communists of Yugoslavia during the period 1943 – 1990. It was formed on the base of the Regional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia under the name Communist Party of Macedonia (Комунистичка партија на Македонија (КПМ); Komunistička partija na Makedonija, KPM) during the antifascist National Liberation War of Macedonia in the Second World War. It retained that name until April 1952.

League of Communists of Macedonia
Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија
LeaderPresident of the League of Communists of Macedonia
Founded1943
Dissolved20 April 1991
Preceded byRegional Committee of the Communists in Macedonia
Succeeded bySDSM
HeadquartersSkopje, SR Macedonia, SFR Yugoslavia
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism-Leninism
Titoism (after 1948)
Political positionLeft-wing to far-left
Colours  Red
Party flag
League of Communists of Yugoslavia Flag mk.svg

Macedonian branch of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia

The League of Communists of Macedonia was the ruling political party in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Its successor after the introduction of political pluralism in 1990 was the socialist party League of Communists of Macedonia – Party for Democratic Change (Macedonian: Сојуз на комунистите на Македонија - Партија за демократска преобразба [СКМ-ПДП]; Sojuz na Komunistite na Makedonija – Partija za Demokratska Preobrazba, [SKM-PDP]) led by Petar Gošev, which took part in the first democratic elections in the same year. On its 11th Congress on April 20, 1991, the party was reformed, changing its socialist ideology to social democracy (similar to other former communist bloc countries), and refounding itself as the Social Democratic Union of Macedonia. There was a small minority which retained the old name and constituted itself as a distinct political entity. This organization was founded in 1992 under the name League of Communists of Macedonia - Freedom Movement.

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Party leadersEdit

  1. Lazar Koliševski (September 1944 – July 1963)
  2. Krste Crvenkovski (July 1963 – March 1969)
  3. Angel Čemerski (March 1969 – May 1982)
  4. Krste Markovski (May 1982 – 5 May 1984)
  5. Milan Pančevski (5 May 1984 – June 1986)
  6. Jakov Lazaroski (June 1986 – 1989)
  7. Petar Gošev (1989 – 20 April 1991)

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