world's longest-running democratically elected communist government
February 10, 2007 3:15am CST
do you know which is world's longest-running democratically elected communist government? no it is not cuba,not USSR,not even china.it elected consecutive 7 times in 2006.i think u dont know the answer.no it is not in europe,not in south america.can u find it now. yes it is in india.the state of west bengal. what do u say?
• New Zealand
10 Feb 07
That is true! From 1977 to the latest elections, the Communist Party India (CPI-Marxist) have formed successive elected governments. Amazing solidarity! That works within the broad, secular, federalist Union of India. It is as much a testimony to the strength and quality of democratic institutions of India as the broad base of support that the CPI has enjoyed in Bengal. However, within the Indian framework it was not possible for the excesses of other Communist regimes to creep into the governance of West Bengal.