Questarian Communist Party
|Merger of||Socialist Party of Questers|
|Newspaper||The Morning Star|
Young Communist Pioneers Brigade
5 million (1991)|
9.8 million (2015)
|Colors||Red, yellow, white|
The Questarian Communist Party (Danish: Kestyke Kommunistiske Parti) usually initialised in both English and Dansk as KCP, is a political party in Questers. It is also currently the governing party of Questers, and legally the only party allowed to govern, although it has subsumed a number of smaller parties which, while remaining technically independent, can enter the government. The Questarian Communist Party took power in the 1991 Questarian Revolution and has held on ever since. It is the largest and best-funded Communist Party in the world, and the only one to successfully seize power by revolutionary means. The Questarian Communist Party receives state funding; membership is free. Its National Executive Committee is an important political organisation although it has no formal power. The Communist Party is closely linked to the Questarian Trades Union Congress.
The Questarian Communist Party was established in 1921. It did not begin to grow until after the Varnian war, when it received an influx of members, but its proscription in 1951 caused membership to fall. Only in the 1960s, when industrialisation began to attract workers into the cities, did the Communist Party become a major political organisation. A number of Communists who had gone to Morieux in the 1940s and 1950s learned political organisation there, and returned to Questers in the 1960s to build the movement. The Questarian Communist Party would continue to have life-long links with the Morivaine Parti Communiste.
The main leadership organ of the Party is the National Executive Committee (NEC), which is chosen by appointment of outgoing members of the Committee. The NEC is responsible for deciding the ideological objectives of the Party.
Relations with other parties
In the 1990s, the KCP absorbed a number of smaller parties. These were made technically part of the Communist Party, but are in practice independent. A person can therefore be a member of one of these parties and still receive all the benefits of Communist Party membership, and still stand for election in local government elections. These parties are, in order of size:
Together, these Parties contribute approximately 1,500,000 members to the Communist Party's total membership and have significant political influence at the local government level.