Saturday, July 20, 2019

45 years since the Turkish invasion in Cyprus - Statement by the Communist Party of Greece

The 20th of July marks the 45th anniversary since the invasion of the Turkish armed forces in Cyprus which led to the island's partition and the occupation of the 37% of Cyprus by Turkey

On this occasion, the Press Office of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out in a statement published on 902 portal:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kemal Okuyan: Who will be the target of S-400 missiles purchased by AKP government?

The General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) Kemal Okuyan reflects on the issue of Turkey's purchase of S-400 missiles from Russia and the stance of communists on this political crisis:

Can a government develop domestic policy in a completely different direction from its foreign policy? Can a political power that is hostile to its own people defend the interests of the oppressed and the poor in the international arena and take a position against inequalities in the world?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Greece: Anti-communist MP elected Parliament Speaker with SYRIZA, MERA25 backing

ND MP and Parliament Speaker Kostas Tasoulas.
With a record 283 votes New Democracy's (ND) veteran MP and former Culture and Sports Minister, Konstantinos Tasoulas, was elected earlier today as the new Speaker of the Greek Parliament

A long-time MP for the district of Ioannina, Tasoulas was approved by New Democracy, main opposition SYRIZA, centre-left Movement for Change (KINAL/PASOK), the far-right Greek Solution and Varoufakis' MERA25

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

KKE: The new EU Commission will continue the anti-people strategy in favor of the monopolies

KKE MEP Lefteris Nikolaou-Alavanos (left) and the new EU
Commission boss Ursula von der Leyen.
Germany's Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. 

The former defence minister of Merkel's government will replace Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on 1 November. She secured the backing of more than half of the members of the European parliament on Tuesday evening.

"It is a big responsibility and my work starts now," von der Leyen said in her first speech immediately after the vote and added. "Let us work together constructively."

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

"US, EU, NATO are responsible for the tension in Aegean and Cyprus"— KKE MEP Papadakis

During his intervention at the plenary of the European Parliament in Strasburg, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) MEP Kostas Papadakis denounced the aggression of the Turkish bourgeois class in Cyprus and the Aegean, pointing out that this stance is fueled by the policy of the United States, the European Union and NATO. 

According to 902 portal Kostas Papadakis said: 

Greek anti-imperialists slam ND government's recognition of Venezuelan coup leader Guaido

"God Bless America": Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis 
and US-puppet coup plotter Juan Guaido.
Fully aligned with the US and EU imperialist policy, Greece's newly-elected conservative government of New Democracy (ND) has officially recognized US-backed coup plotter Juan Guaido as Venezuela's "interim President". 

This decision of Kyriakos Mitsotakis' government has already been denounced by progressive and anti-imperialist forces as an act that makes Greece an accomplice in the dangerous imperialist US-EU plans in the region. 

"This act supports the dirty intervention of the USA, the EU and their allies in Venezuela and it is directed against the legally elected President of the country and against the Venezuelan people as a whole" points out, among other things, the statement of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). [Read the statement here]

Monday, July 15, 2019

STATEMENT OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF GREECE (KKE) ON THE RESULTS OF THE JULY 7 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

In a statement the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) reflects on the results of the July 7th parliamentary elections. The full statement is the following:

1. The CC greets the thousands of members of the Party and KNE, Party supporters, cooperators, and voters, who all contributed to the electoral battle waged by the KKE. We especially greet those who took this step for the first time, the young men and women who gave their first vote to our Party.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Solidarity with H&M workers in New Zealand who demand increase in salaries

H&M multinational's store in Auckland.
New Zealand's FIRST Union members who work at one of Auckland's international retail giants H&M have been suspended this morning for wearing a sticker of protest at work.

According to the report of tvnz.co.nzThe stickers come accompanied with highlight make up and one example of a sticker reads 'my wages need a glow up'. The somewhat silent protest comes shortly after another act of unity where H&M workers wore black to express their feelings towards their pay.

Thousands of young communists participated in the 28th anti-imperialist camp of KNE

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas in
the political event in Karpenisi.
Thousands young men and women from every corner of Greece gathered between 12 and 14 of July, in Karpenisi, in Evrytania, in order to participate in the 28th anti-imperialist camp organized by the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE). 

The base for the camp was Kefalovriso, 3 km from the city of Karpenisi, a place which took its fame from the battle of August 1823 between the Greek revolutionaries and the Ottomans. 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

"Socialism Conference 2019" or Imperialism's Τrojan Ηorse?

From July 4 to 7, a large number of left-wing activists from across the United States gathered in Chicago in order to participate in the so-called "2019 Socialism Conference"

The event was sponsored by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Jacobin magazine and the trotskyite publisher Haymarket Books. 

Friday, July 12, 2019

KKE denounces the recognition of US-puppet Juan Guaido by the Greek government

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis (left) and US-backed
"puppet-president" of Venezuela Juan Guaido.
Earlier today, the Greek Foreign Ministry said the government recognized Juan Guaido as president of Venezuela "in order for him to call for free, fair and democratic presidential elections."

"The Government of the Hellenic Republic, in accordance with the common EU position in the statement of the EU High Representative/Vice President, Mrs Mogherini, on behalf of the EU28, decided to recognize the President of the democratically elected National Assembly, Juan Guaido as President a.i. of Venezuela, in order for him to call for free, fair and democratic presidential elections," a ministry statement said. 

KNE: "The efforts of ND government to abolish university asylum shall not pass"

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Central Council of the Communist Youth of Greece (KNE) slams the plans of New Democracy's (ND) conservative government to abolish university asylum. 

"The supposed government's concern about criminality in higher institutions is fake", writes the KNE statement and adds: "It is not the university asylum that prevents the tackling of crime and drug trafficking in the center of Athens, in Menidi and other areas where there is no university institution. The existing framework can address these issues in the universities. Like drug trafficking which is not treated through supervised use areas. On the contrary, it strengthens even more".

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mitsotakis' government aims to continue the anti-people work of SYRIZA

Prime Minister-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
"We know what we want, we know how to make it happen and we will achieve it," Greek Prime Minister-elect Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during his speech at the first cabinet meeting of his government. 

"I have not hidden my ambition for the government to function as a well-oiled machine" Mitsotakis pointed out, showing his intention to accelerate a number of anti-people reforms demanded by the capital. 

Commenting on the cabinet's first meeting, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) points out:

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Greece elections: The 15 parliament deputies (MPs) of the KKE

In Greece's parliamentary elections which took place on Sunday, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) received 5.3% and 15 seats in the Parliament - the same number of MPs it had after the 2015 elections. 

Below, you can see the list of the newly-elected parliament deputies of KKE:

Monday, July 8, 2019

Greece elections: Statement of the General Secretary of the KKE Dimitris Koutsoumbas

Statement of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas shortly after the announcement of the result of the July 7th parliamentary elections:

"We thank all those who voted for the KKE and especially those who took the step for the first time. In addition we thank those who cooperated with the KKE in this election battle, participated in its lists, even if in the past they belonged to other political currents, continuing the similar mobilization that occurred also during the European elections. We salute the thousands of members, cadres, friends of the Party and KNE who gave their best to strengthen the KKE.

Greece elections: 300 thousand votes and 15 parliament seats for the Communist Party (KKE)

Early general elections were held in Greece on 7 July 2019, in which the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) received 300,000 votes and 5.3%,  with the  re-election of 15 MPs to the Greek Parliament. 

This result was achieved in conditions of the change of the correlation of forces amongst the bourgeois parties, a generalized trend towards increasing conservatism, blackmail, disillusionment that had been sowed by the anti-people political line of the "left" SYRIZA government. 
 
The conservative party of New Democracy (ND) came first with 39.8% and popular discontent was expressed towards the SYRIZA government, which received 31.5%. 
 
KINAL, the continuation of old social-democracy in Greece, entered the new parliament with 8.1%, the nationalist-racist party "Greek Solution" with 3.7% and the other social-democratic party MERA25 with 3.4% also entered parliament. In contrast, 16 parties did not pass the election threshold of 3%, including the criminal fascist organization of Golden Dawn whose vote shrunk significantly to 2.9%.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

SYRIZA paved the way to New Democracy — Dimitris Koutsoumbas

KKE General Secretary Dimitris Koutsoumbas.
"The right-wing and conservative policy of SYRIZA's government paved the way to New Democracy and PASOK, it purified and resurrected them", said Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in his interview to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, three days before the July 7th parliamentary elections.

Koutsoumbas points out "the leadership of SYRIZA has been recorded as a "sellout" to the unjust system, to Trump and the EU Commission" and adds that many people who did not submit themselves to the system draw conclusions and support the KKE. 

Massive electoral rally of the KKE in Athens sends message of struggle and hope!

Photo source: 902.gr.
Thousands of men and women of every age, workers, self-employed and unemployed people, students and pensioners gathered on Wednesday afternoon in Athens' Syntagma Square in order to attend the central electoral rally of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE). 

Holding red flags and shouting slogans, members and supporters of the Communist Party sent a powerful message of struggle and hope, just 4 days before the parliamentary elections of July 7th. Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the Party's General Secretary, was the major speaker. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

KKE: Your power on the next day (VIDEO)

On July 7th we vote for the KKE: Large electoral rally by the Communist Party in Thessaloniki

Photo source: 902.gr.
Hundreds of people of every age, workers, students, men and women, gathered on Monday afternoon at the White Tower, the landmark of Thessaloniki, in order to attend the large pre-electoral rally of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), just six days before the July 7th general elections

"The only really valuable for the people vote is the one of the KKE" said Dimitris Koutsoumbas, the Party's General Secretary, addressing a sea of red flags in the city's promenade. 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Dimitris Koutsoumbas' interview on ANT1 News: On Turkey, Varoufakis and the July 7th elections

On Friday afternoon, the General Secretary of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas gave an interview to anchor Nikos Chatzinikolaou and the news program of ANT1 TV. 

The General Secretary pointed out the need for the strengthening of the KKE in the upcoming general elections of July 7th, saying that the Communist Party is the only one that can prevent anti-people measures. He stated that the Party has immediate law proposals for the relief of the unemployed people, for lower salary at 751 euros, for the Social Insurance System and other issues related to the country's popular strata. 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Statement by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) after Istanbul's mayoral re-elections

The Communist Party of Turkey's statement came after the June 23 redo local elections in Istanbul as Ekrem Imamoglu, the mayoral candidate of the opposition, won the polls by a wide margin against his rival, Binali Yıldırım, from the ruling party: 

To our people

The overwhelming victory of Ekrem İmamoğlu, who was elected as the Mayor of İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality on March 31, against Binali Yıldırım, the candidate of AKP and MHP, in the elections that were unlawfully annulled and repeated does not only mean the invalidation of an attempt to usurp universal suffrage but also has dramatically changed the political balances in Turkey.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"Farewell comrade" - Cyprus paid last respect to communist leader Demetris Christofias

Thousands of cypriots, men and women of every age, attended the funeral of the former President of Cyprus and long-time General Secretary of AKEL, Demetris Christofias, who died on Friday at the age of 72

The funeral, which took place in Strovolos, dictrict of Nicosia, was also attended by numerous officials, including the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, members of the Cypriot government, as well as representatives of political parties from Cyprus and Greece. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Greek Parliamentary Elections on July 7th - A STRONG KKE, YOUR POWER ON THE NEXT DAY

After its electoral defeat at the recent European elections, the SYRIZA government announced early parliamentary elections for July7th.
The KKE calls on the people to decide who to vote for on these elections based on what they really need for the next day. The KKE is the party,whichstruggles not only to get back everything we lost in the years of the capitalist crisis, but also for everyone to have a job thatwill be able to offerthem alife,in which their needs are being met,a life withcontemporary rights. It struggles for the organization of the society and the economy, where the worker will not be a victimof exploitation but will have a decisive and dominant role in the organization of production, in the distribution of wealth, in order to improvethe quality of life for everyone.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

61% of Romanians express a positive view on Communism — Exclusive Report

On the occasion of the 30 years since the overthrow of socialism and the restoration of capitalism, the Romanian Academy assigned the conduction of a research regarding the romanian public opinion on several issues. 

The survey, which took place between 12 April and 3 May 2019, was conducted by the INSCOP Research Institute and the Laboratory of Informational War and Strategic Communication (LARICS). The research included issues such as the national pride of the Romanian people and their view over a possible union of the country with the Republic of Moldova. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

The phony radicalism of Yanis Varoufakis and his MERA25 party


The former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is back and ready to participate in Greece's general elections on July 7th. Once again, the flamboyant economist tries to present himself as a "radical", "pro-european leftist" and an anti-establishment political force, aiming to attract voters who have been dissapointed by the anti-people policy of SYRIZA

First of all, Varoufakis tries to obfuscate the reality about his past as a member of the Tsipras' government. He denounces the pro-memorandum, pro-austerity stance of SYRIZA but he doesn't say a word about his own contribution to this policy. Why? The answer is clear and straightforward: Varoufakis had been an accomplice in the preparation and voting, by the SYRIZA government, of the 3rd memorandum in 2015.

"Greece's communists will always remember him"- KKE on the passing of D. Christofias

Regarding the passing away of the former General Secretary of the CC of AKEL, also former President of the Republic of Cyprus, Demetris Christofias, the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued a statement of condolences. 

More specifically, the statement of the CC of the KKE points out:

"Comrade Demetris Christofias was born in August 1946 in the village of Kato Dikomo of Keryneia district and as a pupil he joined action. From an early age he believed in the right and served the interests of the cypriot people in all phases of his life. 

Friday, June 21, 2019

Former President of Cyprus and long-time AKEL leader Demetris Christofias dies at 72

Demetris Christofias.
Demetris Christofias, the former President of the Republic of Cyprus and long-time General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL party, has died in Nicosia. He was 72 years old. 

Doctors had said earlier that his health condition was extremely critical and irreversible.

Born in 1946, Christofias studied in Moscow, in the Soviet Union, at the Institute of Social Sciences, Academy of Social Sciences, from which he received a degree in history.  

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Istanbul mayoral re-election: The stance of the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP)

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality elections were unlawfully annuled and are going to be repeated on June 23. The Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) issued a statement and clarified its position. 

As early as the announcement of the annulment decision, the Party had declared that Ekrem İmamoğlu had been elected as the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and that the TKP candidate for the March 31 elections, Zehra Güner Karaoğlu, would not be nominated again for any repeated elections.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

KKE: The nationwide candidates' list for the July 7th Greek general elections

In a press conference earlier today, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) Dimitris Koutsoumbas announced the names of the candidates included in the Party's nationwide electoral list ("epikrateias") for the July 7th general elections

As we presented in a previous article, the head of the list is the former General Secretary of the KKE, a long-time member of the Central Committee and current MP, Aleka Papariga

Below is the full nationwide electoral list of the Party:

Remembering José Saramago: "We need to change the world"

Nine years have passed since the 18th June 2010, the day when José Saramago, one of the most gifted novelists of the 20th century, died. 

Saramago, was far more than just a novelist, a poet, a playwright and a journalist; he was a philosopher and he was a communist. 

Born on November 16th, 1922 at Azinhaga, a small village in Portugal. In 1924, the Saramago family moved to Lisbon where his father began his new job as a policeman. Just a few months after their settlement in the portuguese capital, Jose's older brother, Franscisco, died. Although Jose was a good pupil, his parents were unable to afford to keep him in grammar school, and instead moved him to a technical school at age 12. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

No Sanctions- No War on Iran: Joint Statement of Communist and Workers' Parties

In a joint declaration published on Solidnet, Communist and Workers' Parties around the world reject any foreign intervention in Iran under any pretext, say no to sanctions and no to war, stressing out that the future of Iran and its political system is a matter that should be determined by the Iranian people and them alone:
"The undersigned communist and workers parties express their grave concern about the recent developments in the Persian Gulf which pose significant threats to world peace.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Greece: Solidarity with the students who are prosecuted for their anti-imperialist activity

Riot police violently attacking demonstrators during an
anti-imperialist rally in Athens; April 16, 2018.
Two university students are facing charges by the Greek authorities for participating in an anti-imperialist, anti-war mobilization last year. 

The trial is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 19th of June at the Evelpidon Court in Athens and various workers and students' unions have called for a solidarity rally on this day. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

100 years of the Communist International: The declaration of Moscow international conference

On June 1-2 in Moscow there was held international conference “100-years to the Communist International and tasks of the Communist movement today”. 

As a result of discussions and exchange of views on the issues of international cooperation between communist parties a final statement was composed by the participants.

FINAL DECLARATION
«100-years to the Communist International and tasks of the Communist movement today», Moscow, 1 - 2 June 2019.

Friday, June 14, 2019

KKE: Statement on the dangerous plans of the United States against Iran

On the occasion of the latest dangerous developments at the Bay of Oman and the U.S. provocations against Iran, the Press Office of the CC of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) issued the following statement: 
The last attacks against tankers in the Bay of Oman ignite once again the developments around Iran. The USA as if they were “already prepared”, put Iran in the cross-hair and rally more military forces in the region.

Spain: PSOE government deepens its role as a lackey of US imperialism - Statement by PCTE

In a statement the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE) slams the social democratic government of Pedro Sánchez for deepening its role as a lackey of USA imperialism. The statement refers to the presense of more US troops in the naval station of Rota in Cádiz:
"The interim PSOE government has accepted the reinforcement of USA military troops in the naval station Rota (Cádiz) with a detachment of navy helicopters, which also leads to the increase of the US detachment in 30 more soldiers. The intentions of the US Government to improve and replace its launcher destroyer warships for more updated and with more capacity ones have been recently announced.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Kosovo: Mass murderers Clinton, Albright return to crime scene 20 years later

Mass murderers Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright, along
with the so-called "President" of Kosovo Hashim Thaci in
Pristina.
Twenty years later, the murderers of the Yugoslavian people return to the crime scene. Those who bombed Yugoslavia in 1999, spreading terror and death, are celebrating their atrocities in the NATO protectorate of Kosovo. 

Former US President Bill Clinton and top diplomat Madeleine Albright are among Western leaders flocking to Kosovo to receive honors by ethnic Albanian militants they backed in the 1999 NATO massacre against Yugoslavia

On Tuesday, Clinton arrived in Kosovo to receive honors from the ethnic Albanian authorities. He was presented with a medal by “President” Hashim Thaci (former leader of the terrorist paramilitary KLA organisation), and a commemorative postage stamp bearing his face.

Solidarität mit Polnischen Kommunisten: Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) denounces the anti-communist actions of the Polish government

In a declaration issued on June 11, 2019 in Vienna, the Party of Labour of Austria (PdA) strongly denounces the escalation of anti-communist policies and the distortion of history implemented by the government of Poland and expresses solidarity with the Communist Party of Poland (KPP). 
Read the statement, in both English and German languages, below:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

KKE: Former General Secretary Aleka Papariga placed head of the nationwide candidates' list

Aleka Papariga, the former General Secretary of the Party's Central Committee, has been placed first in the Communist Party of Greece's (KKE) nationwide list of candidates for the upcoming general elections of July 7th.

Born in 1945, Papariga has served as General Secretary from 1991 to 2013, thus being the first woman to head a major political party in Greece. Born in a family of National Resistance fighters and Communist Party members, Aleka Papariga became active in the peace and women's movements during the 1960s and 70s. 

Mexico's Communist Party (PCM) slams Trump-Obrador anti-immigration deal

In a statement the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) slams the recent agreement made by the governments of Donald Trump and López Obrador on immigration issues. 

The Communist Party accusses both the two governments that they actually staged a farce of negotiations - with threats with tariff measures on one hand and a wave of patriotism on the other - thus hiding the real issue which is the imposition of anti-immigration policies by both sides. 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

The 21st International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties to be held in Izmir, Turkey

The Working Group Meeting of the 21st International Meeting of the Communist and Workers' Parties (IMCWP), hosted by the Communist Party of Turkey (TKP) and the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), in Izmir, Turkey on June 8th.

Delegates from 25 Communist and Workers Parties attended the event.

The Working Group Meeting decided that the 21st IMCWP, which will be jointly organized by the TKP and the KKE, will take place in the city of Izmir on October 2019.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Stalin's monument unveiled in Novosibirsk

A new sculpture - and more specifically a black bust and two plaques - dedicated to the great Soviet leader Joseph Stalin was unveiled in the city of  Novosibirsk, the third largest city of Russia, on May 9th. 

The monument was placed in the facade of the local offices of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, after a decision of the city council. 

At the same time, a record 70 percent of Russians approve of Soviet leader Josef Stalin’s role in Russian history, according to a poll published by the independent Levada Center pollster last April. 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Slander, Lies and Anti-Communism by the ETUC and GSEE Trade Union mafia

The - imposed by court order- social democrat President
of the GSEE Yannis Panagopoulos. 
On Thursday, May 23rd, the Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) gave the floor to the –imposed by court order and not elected- President of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), Yiannis Panagopoulos.

It is no coincidence that his speech, which began with the defense of Juncker and the ETUC, was spent in slander, lies and anti-communism, while he did not find a word to say about the struggles and demands of Greek workers. Struggles, in which he never took part. Struggles which he opposed and undermined them systematically!

Iraqi Communist Party denounces the attack at the party's offices in Basra

The headquarters of the provincial committee of the Iraqi Communist Party in the province of Basra was subjected to a cowardly attack at 2:15am on Sunday (2 June 2019), with a grenade which caused material damage to the building without casualties.

This treacherous attack came after the blatant assault last month on the offices of our party in the city of Nasiriyah and town of Souk al-Shuyukh, in the province of Nasiriyah.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Stop anti-communist persecution in Poland - Statement by the Communist Party (KPP)

Anti-communist persecution in Poland intensifies as the state authorities attempt to criminalize the communist activity by changes of the penal code. This is an element of the anti-communist campaign aimed at banning the Communist Party of Poland
The legal changes are also a part of the persecution such as a trial of the members of the CPP and the „Brzask" editorial board, lasting for about 3,5 years, despite the fact that the court on January declared them as innocent. At the same time the Polish authorities raise other obstacles to the communist activity as well as falsifying the history and destroying anything connected with communism and the Peoples' Poland.

Monday, June 3, 2019

D. Koutsoumbas: "The KKE joins the battle for the general elections with greater determination and optimism"

On Sunday 2/6, the 2nd round of the local elections was completed in Greece. In Patras, the communist mayor Kostas Peletidis was reelected with 70.22% of the vote, while in the other 4 municipalities where the candidates of "People's Rally" took part in the 2nd round, despite the high vote percentage (Kaisariani-47.18%, Petroupoli-49.01%, Haidari-46.02%, Ikaria-42.82%), the election of a communist mayor was not achieved.

Patras' communist mayor Kostas Peletidis wins a landslide victory with over 70% of the votes

The communist mayor of Patras, Greece's third largest city, Kostas Peletidis, has been re-elected in office in the second round of the local elections that took place on Sunday. 

Peletidis, who has the support of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), gained 70,91% winning a landslide victory over his opponent G. Alexopoulos.