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Portuguese Communist Party

Partido Comunista Português, P.C.P.

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[Portuguese Communist Party]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 Feb 2005
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Description of the flag

The flag is a red field with a big yellow sickle and hammer and star in the center and the full name of the party in yellow at the bottom.
Jorge Candeias, 3 Sep 1997

Presentation of P.C.P.

The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP - Partido Comunista Português) is a (even today) pro-soviet communist party, who is traditionally the 3rd political force in the country. It was founded in the early ’20ies and was the only party to fight our fascist regime in an organized manner from 1926 to 1974. Since then it has gone to every elections almost always in coalition with other smaller leftist parties. Except for the post-revolutionary provisional governments, never participated in the goverment.
Jorge Candeias, 3 Sep 1997

Portuguese Communist Youth

[Portuguese Communist Youth]
image by Jorge Candeias

Union of Communist Students

[Union of Communist Students]
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Mar 2000

A Portuguese party flag of years 70s: is red with yellow star in center. In the canton of the fly are the yellow letters "u.e.c.".
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 1999

This is one of the communist youth organizations connected with the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP). The initials stand for União dos Estudantes Comunistas, that is, Union of Communist Students. Another organization existed, the UJC, União das Juventudes Comunistas (Union of the Communist Youths), but in the beguinning of the 80ies, the two merged to form JCP, Juventude Comunista Portuguesa. I don't know what flag the UJC used, if any.
Jorge Candeias, 30 Aug 1999