Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic

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Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic
Коммунистическая партия Донецкой Народной Республики
Leader Boris Litvinov
Founded October 8, 2014
Headquarters Donetsk
Ideology Communism,
Left-wing nationalism
Political position Left-wing
People's Soviet
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Elected on the election lists of (and participates in) the Donetsk Republic party's parliamentary group[1]
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The Communist Party of the Donetsk People's Republic (Russian: Коммунистическая партия Донецкой Народной Республики) is a political faction of the Donetsk Republic organization in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, led by Boris Litvinov, the chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Donetsk People's Republic then.[2]

Its founding congress was held on October 8, 2014. Boris Litvinov was proclaimed chairman of the party. He said the Communists would support Alexander Zakharchenko, current Prime Minister of Donetsk People's Republic, to win the Donbass general elections, 2014 for premiership.

According to media reports, Boris Litvinov is a chairman of a branch of the Communist Party of Ukraine in Donetsk.[3]

The Communists have endorsed Prime Minister Alexander Zakharchenko’s candidature at the 2 November elections for premiership.[2] In these elections the Communists were banned from participating because it "made too many mistakes" in its submitted documents.[4]

In May 2015, laws that ban communist symbols came into effect in Ukraine, thus banning communist symbols, singing the Soviet national hymn or the Internationale.[5] This had no practical effect in rebel held regions of Donetsk.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Communist Party created in Donetsk People's Republic". TASS. October 8, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. (Ukrainian) "Parliament" of terrorists of "DNR" lead by a communist, Ukrayinska Pravda (24 July 2014)
  4. Eastern Ukraine's Fake State Is About to Elect a Fake Prime Minister
  5. "Ukraine bans Soviet symbols and criminalises sympathy for communism". The Guardian. May 21, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>