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Communist Party of Belgium (in Flemish: Kommunistische Partij van Belgiƫ, in French: Parti Communiste de Belgique) was a political party in Belgium. It was formed at a congress in Anderlecht on September 3-4 1921. KPB/PCB was formed through the unification of two groups, the Communist Party led by War Van Overstraeten and the Belgian Communist Party led by Joseph Jacquemotte. following a split from the Belgian Labour Party. At the time of its foundation, KPB/PCB had around 500 members.[1] KPB/PCB became the Belgian section of the Communist International. Flemish (in Dutch, Vlaams) can either refer to Anything belonging to Flanders (the Flemish nation) or to its inhabitants, the Flemings. ... The Elections and Parties Series Democracy Representative democracy History of democracy Referenda Liberal democracy Representation Voting Voting systems Ideology Elections Elections by country Elections by calendar Electoral systems Politics Politics by country Political campaigns Political science Political philosophy Related topics Political parties Parties by country Parties by name Parties by... Anderlecht within the Brussels-Capital Region Anderlecht is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium. ... September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The first edition of Communist International, journal of the Comintern published in Moscow and Petrograd (now Saint Petersburg) in May 1919. ...


The party started publishing Le Drapeau Rouge in French.


The party gained parliamentary presence in 1925, as both Van Overstraeten and Jacquemotte were elected MPs. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


By 1935 KPB/PCB had 9 deputies in the lower house of parliament and 4 senators. In 1938 it had a membership of about 8500. 1935 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


During the Second World War, the party had to go underground during German occupation. After the end of the war, the party was strengthened and obtained 12.7% in the parliamentary elections. The party participated in coalition government with the socialists and the liberals 1946-1947. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


On August 18, 1950 the party chairman, Julien Lahaut, was assassinated by far-right elements. August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


KPB/PCB lost its parliamentary presence in 1985. 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The youth wing of KPB/PCB was known as the Communist Youth of Belgium.


In 1989 KPB/PCB was divided into two separate parties, Kommunistische Partij in Flanders and Parti Communiste in Wallonia. 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Flanders (Flemish, Fleming) (Dutch: Vlaanderen (Vlaams, Vlaming), French: Flandre(s), (flamand, flamand), German: Flandern, (flämisch, Flame) has two main designations: a constituent community of the federal Belgian state through its social and political organisations, and through the institutions of the Flemish Community (with its own Flemish government and Flemish... National motto: Walon todi ! (Walloon forever!) Official languages French, German Capital Namur Minister-President Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe Area  - Total 16,844 km² Population  - Total (2002)  - Density 3,358,560 inhabitants 199. ...


Chairmen of KPB/PCB

  • Julien Lahaut 1945-1950
  • Ernest Burnelle 1954-1968
  • Marc Drumaux 1968-1972
  • Louis Van Geyt 1972-1989

General Secretaries of KPB/PCB

  • Edgard Lalmand 1943-1954

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Communist Party of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Communist Party of Belgium (in Flemish: Kommunistische Partij van Belgiƫ, in French: Parti Communiste de Belgique) was a political party in Belgium.
On August 18, 1950 the party chairman, Julien Lahaut, was assassinated by far-right elements.
The youth wing of KPB/PCB was known as the Communist Youth of Belgium.
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