Founded in 1918, the Communist Party of Greece (Greek: Κομμουνιστικό Κόμμα Ελλάδας, Kommounistikó Kómma Elládas), better known by its initials, ΚΚΕ (usually pronounced by Greeks as "koo-koo-eh" or "kappa-kappa-epsilon"), is the oldest party on the Greek political scene. KKE was founded on 4 November 1918 as the Socialist Labour Party of Greece.
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