- Central Committee
Central Committee most commonly refers to the central executive unit of a
Leninist(commonly also Trotskyist) or Communist party, whether ruling or non-ruling. In a Communist party, the Central Committee is made up of delegates elected at a Party Congress. In those Communist parties historically ruling around a Marxist-Leniniststate, the Central Committee makes decisions for the party between congresses, and usually is responsible for electing the Politburo. In non-ruling Communist parties, the Central Committee is usually understood by the party membership to be the ultimate decision-making authoritybetween Congresses once the process of democratic centralismhas led to an agreed-upon position.
Organizations besides Communist ones also have Central Committees, such as the Mennonite Church and
Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as the "Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors" (to war). In the United States the Democratic and the Republican Parties both have Central Committees; these act as the leading body of those organizations at the national/administrative level, as well as local committees in a similar capacity within the local Democratic or Republican governments of individual counties and states.
List of Central Committees
Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unionin the Soviet Union.
Central Committee of the Communist Party of Chinain the People's Republic of China.
*Central Committee of the Korean Workers' Party in the
Democratic People's Republic of Korea(North Korea).
Central Committee of Polish United Workers Partyin Poland.
Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba
Central Committee of the Hungarian Workers' Party
Democratic State Central Committee of Connecticut
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