Marxist-Leninist Party (Communist Reconstruction)

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Marxist-Leninist Party (Communist Reconstruction)
Partido Marxista-Leninista (Reconstrucción Comunista)
Secretary-General Roberto Vaquero (currently in jail)[1]
Founded October 2014, 06 (06-10-2014)
Headquarters c/ Tirant lo Blanc, nº 23, València (closed by court order)[2][3]
Youth wing Joven Guardia Bolchevique
Ideology Marxism–Leninism
Proletarian internationalism
Political position Radical left
International affiliation ICOR
International Freedom Battalion
Trade union affiliation Federación Sindical de Clase[4]
Coordinadora Sindical de Clase
Politics of Spain
Political parties

Marxist-Leninist Party (Communist Reconstruction) (Spanish: Partido Marxista-Leninista (Reconstrucción Comunista), originally Spanish: Reconstrucción Comunista, RC) is a Marxist-Leninist and Hoxhaist political party operating in Spain, officially registered since 2014. Currently (2015) the party has presence in Euskal Herria, Mallorca, the Valencian Country, Catalonia, Andalusia, Galiza and Madrid.


RC was created by ex-members of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) and of the Communist Youth Union of Spain (UJCE) who opposed the supposed revisionist political line of both organizations.[5]

The party has strong ties with the Turkish party MLKP, and defends the Rojava Revolution and the Kurdish movement. Various members of the party have joined the International Freedom Battalion in Rojava and Sinjar. In July 2015 2 members of RC were arrested due to their involvement in the war against ISIS.[6]

The 27 of January 9 members of the party were arrested by the Spanish police for collaborating with the PKK. Seven were later released, but two members, including the secretary general of the party Roberto Vaquero, were jailed.[7] The 29 of January 2016 all the headquarters of the party were closed down by an order of the Audiencia Nacional and the party was "suspended for one year", which in practice means that RC is now banned.[8]