Peruvian Communist Party

The Peruvian Communist Party (Spanish: Partido Comunista Peruano, abbr. PCP) is a communist party in Peru that was founded in 1928 by José Carlos Mariátegui, under the name Peruvian Socialist Party (Partido Socialista Peruano, PSP). The party changed its name in 1930. In contemporary Peruvian politics, the party is often referred to as the PCP (Unity) to distinguish it from similarly named communist parties, such as the Communist Party of Peru (Red Fatherland) and the Communist Party of Peru (Shining Path).

Peruvian Communist Party
Partido Comunista Peruano
PresidentRoberto de la Cruz Huamán
Secretary-GeneralLuis Villanueva
FounderJosé Carlos Mariátegui
Founded9 April 1928; 95 years ago (1928-04-09)
HeadquartersLima, Peru
Youth wingPeruvian Communist Youth
Political positionLeft-wing to far-left
National affiliationTogether for Peru
Regional affiliationSão Paulo Forum
International affiliationIMCWP

The PCP is headquartered at Plaza Ramón Castilla, Lima, and publishes Unidad ("Unity") and Nuestra Bandera ("Our Flag"). The party participates in the annual International Meeting of Communist and Workers Parties (IMCWP).[1]


The PCP and other left-wing groups formed the political alliance United Left in 1980.

In the 2011 general election the party took part in the successful Peru Wins alliance of Ollanta Humala.


Jorge del Prado was the party's general secretary from 1966 to 1991. The PCP is currently led by Roberto de La Cruz Huamán.

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  1. ^ IMCWP. "Communist and Workers' Parties". IMCWP. Retrieved 16 February 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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