Today's Communist Party of Cyprus (AKEL) had a short lived predecessor: KKK (Kommounistiko Komma Kyprou). This party passed through the usual development phases of a communist party under the control of the Communist International. During the Second World War and after the dissolution of Comintern, however, a new party was put up on principles of democratic socialism: AKEL. After the Cold War broke out AKEL was forced back on the path of Stalinist orthodoxy.
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