Info about the 17th Congress
The 17th Congress of KKE concluded its works on February 12 with the election of the new 77-member CC of the Party. The newly elected CC in its first meeting re-elected Aleka Papariga as its General Secretary.
The Congress took place In Athens from the 9th until the 12th of February 2005 at the Congress Hall of the HQ of the CC of KKE under the banner "A strong KKE. For the People, For the Popular Alliance, For Socialism".
The congress reviewed the experience of the regroupment of the party which began with the 14th Congress, and focused on the ideological, political and organizational strengthening of the party.
The participation of the party members in the Assemblies of the Party Base Organizations that discussed the theses of the CC reached the 70,25% of the total membership, while the 75% of the absences were justified. The Theses met the overwhelming approval of the party members, with only 19 negative votes and 59 blank votes in all the assemblies for the Congress.
The Congress adopted unanimously two resolutions:
Resolution for the tasks of the Party till the 18th Congress
Resolution concerning the situation in the International Communist Movement
The Congress was attended by delegations of 75 Communist, Workers’ and anti-imperialist parties from other countries.
The profile of the delegates to the 17th Congress of KKE
Men: 82% Women: 18%
Up to 29 years old 8.2%
30-39 years old 8.8%
40-49 years old 37.1%
50-59 years old 38.1%
60-69 years old 5.2%
70+ years old 2.6%
The younger delegate is 22 years old and the older 85 years old
Workers and employees: 69.2%
(among them: 58.62% private sector and 41% public sector)
Tradesmen & Craftsmen: 5.3%
Self-employed without personnel: 3.3%
Self-employed with personnel: 3.3%
Academicians & researchers: 2.9%
Artists & men of letters: 1%
Period of joining the Party
Before 1974: 19.1%
After 1991: 14.5%
Longest militancy in the Party: 68 years
Shortest militancy in the Party: 2 years
Position In The Mass Movement
In directions of trade-unions of the first rank: 15.20%
In directions of trade-unions of the second rank (federations etc): 13.9%
In directions of General Confederation & National Confederation of Public Servants: 3.85%
Members of the directions of other mass organizations: 23.4%
Info by the International Section