Thursday, December 29, 2022

7th Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico: Pável Blanco re-elected as First Secretary

Photos: Solidnet & PCM Twitter.
Pável Blanco was re-elected as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Mexico (PCM) following the Party's 7th Congress. The new Central Committee elected a Political Bureau of 14 members, while Ángel Chávez was appointed director of “El Machete” newspaper and Diego Torres as Second Secretary.

The 7th Congress was held on 16, 17 and 18 December 2022, with the participation of 176 Party delegates and 30 delegates from the Communist Youth. The Congress was also attended by representatives of foreign Communist and Workers' Parties, including the Communist Party o Cuba (PCC), the Communist Party of Greece (KKE), the Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE), the Peruvian Communist Party and the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), as well as various trade union organizations and movements from Mexico and Latin America. 
Among other activities, the 7th Congress of the PCM paid tribute to Cuban-Mexican communist Julio Antonio Mella and organized an International Seminar dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Soviet Union under the title “The USSR, socialist construction and the strategy of the communists”. Additionally, the “David Alfaro Siqueiros Medal for Revolutionary Merit” was awarded to Brazilian communist leader Ivan Pinheiro.

An important aspect of the Political Thesis adopted by the Congress were the conclusions on the class character of the People's Republic of China which is characterized as “a capitalist country where capitalist relations predominate”. The approved document points out, among other things, that “the antagonism that takes place between China and the US for the global economic leadership is not a competition between two different worlds, socialism versus capitalism, but a competition between capitalist states for the best position within the imperialist system”. 

The 7th Congress of the Communist Party of Mexico reaffirmed the party's position against the social democratic management of capitalism and the illusions spread by social democratic and other leftist forces. PCM has adopted a firm and persistent critical position towards the Obrador leadership which is characterized as “an anti-worker and anti-people government”.

PCM's 7th Congress, which was hailed by 38 Communist and Workers' Parties from all continents, as well as by certain Marxist Leninist groups, contributed to the better, ideological and political preparation of the Party for the daily class struggle alongside the working people, the students, the unemployed men and women, the natives and migrants of Mexico.