Central Committee
Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador
March, 2000

Extraordinary Congress of the PCMLE

A Step Forward in the Organization of the Revolution

The Central Committee of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Ecuador PCMLE informs the working class, the working masses and peoples of Ecuador, the international communist movement and the world proletariat, of the successful completion of its Extraordinary Congress, held in February, after a long and intense debate throughout the whole Party.

This Extraordinary Congress, a lively example of proletarian democracy, concentrated its deliberations on updating the central documents (Political Line, General Program and Statutes), and also discussed and approved a Political Resolution that defines our position and the tasks that the Party is putting forward to be fulfilled in view of the present national and international political situation.

Since the holding of the Second Party Congress, which approved the central documents that have guided our revolutionary activity this whole time, there have been important changes in Ecuadorian society in all areas, as well as transformations in the international arena. At the same time, in this period, our Party has accumulated important revolutionary political experience; it has advanced in the process of assimilating the ideology of the proletariat, Marxism-Leninism, all of which make it necessary to bring up to date our central documents in regard to the new conditions that currently exist, so that we Marxist-Leninist communists have better tools for the organization of the revolution in our country and so that we can fulfill our internationalist commitments.

Our Congress was the scene of an intense ideological struggle, of open and frank debate, which involved all the militants both in their past experience and through their delegates at the final sessions. Proletarian democracy, the effort by the members to develop the content of the documents through debate, produced new materials which affirm our revolutionary Marxist-Leninist positions, which will guide the work of the Party in the future.

The presence of delegations of various fraternal parties and greetings sent by similar organizations, attest to the internationalist character of our organization and of our responsibilities; it consolidates the effort that the communist movement has made with the International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations.

This Extraordinary Congress has been a new victory for the working class and the peoples of Ecuador, a step forward in the organization of the revolution, a triumph for the Marxist-Leninists.

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