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Socialist International
Red Rose (Socialism)
Socialist International logo
Motto "Working all together for a better world"
Predecessor Communist International
Type International non-governmental organization
Purpose/focus Strengthen relations between the affiliated parties and to coordinate their political attitudes and activities
Location Mexico City, Mexico (current)
Addis Abada, Ethiopia (former)
Region served Worldwide
First Secretary Bùi Quang Huy (CPV)
Second Secretary Mario Martín Delgado (MORENA)
Main organ Congress of the Socialist International
Parent organization Young Socialist League
Women Socialist League

The Socialist International, Fifth Communist International or Second Comintern is an organization that exists to provide a sort of "club" for the remaining socialist countries around the world. It is separate from the USSR-led CSTO and has its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Despite its separation from the CSTO, all CSTO full members are also members of the Fifth Communist International. Yearly conferences are held in Addis Ababa or the capitals of other communist countries. As of 2023, the Socialist International is headquartered in Mexico City, former capital of Mexico.

Unlike the previous Comintern, the Fifth International allows social democratic parties to be members as well as Social Democratic countries to join. The Fifth is meant to provide a place for all socialist parties and countries to discus politics and help other socialist governments around the world.

Organization[]

With its headquarters in Addis Ababa, the organization is primarily African, and most African socialist governments are part of it, there are two sections to the Fifth Communist International:

The first is the Socialist Council, which is a place for all socialist parties to discuss political issues and share ideas; it has no physical power, but is more of a place for organizations to discuss and lobby, although they can recommend things to the other section which is the Socialist World Council.

The World Council consists of the socialist parties that are in government in various countries across the globe. Like the main council, it is primarily a place for the leaders of countries to talk and discuss issues. However, as the World Council contains parties in three of the world's major powers and several regional powers they also discuss how they can improve things like education and welfare in their countries, and how they can support weak countries.

History[]

The organization came out of a desire to provide a coalition for socialist countries that either didn't want to be involved with the CSTO or it was impractical for them to become full member states. Noticeably the Socialist & Social Democrat parties in the SAC and ANZC were very unwilling to join an organisation run by Siberia but were more willing to co-operate with the African nations and other non-Siberian allies.

Before 1983 the old Soc. International had it's secretariat in London and was mainly concentrated in Europe and Africa in regards to membership presence, South America and Asia where two regions almost ignored by the SI because of US influence and also because of the authoritarian presence across the continent, but it would be precisely from Latin America where the Socialist world would appear stronger then ever. With the destruction of the northern hemisphere, and therefore Europe too basically all the movement was destroyed in one night, with the exception of several member parties from Senegal, Mauritius, Jamaica, Argentina, Paraguay and a few others, many parties where at a lost of what to do and for the moment the parties of Latin America ignored the argument and move on, focusing on local elections and helping those in need.

It wouldn't be until 1992 when the Argentinian Socialist Party would call for a summit of all Latin American socialist parties to attend, and at what would become the 1st Summit of Latin American socialist parties at Buenos Aires the organization would be created anew, the parties that where a lot and varied, from the Workers' Party of Brazil, the Socialist Party-1 of Bolivia, the Socialist Mexican Party of Mexico and others from also the Caribbean too, many of which where members of the old SI. It wouldn't be until the 21st century and 2003 Treaty of Lima for the Socialist parties of the Americas to make significant inroads with those of Asia and Africa.

The 2010 global conference was held in Asmara, Eritrea between the 24th and 27th of June. No conference was held in 2011 due to no consensus on where the conference was to take place. The 2012 conference will be held in Cuba, in Nueva Gerona.

With its headquarters in Addis Ababa, the organization is primarily African, and most African socialist parties and governments are part of it, there are two sections to the Fifth Communist International:

The first is the Socialist Council, which is a place for all socialist parties to discuss political issues and share ideas; it has no physical power but is more of a place for organizations to discuss and lobby, although they can recommend things to the other section which is the Socialist World Council.

The World Council consists of the socialist parties that are in government in various countries across the globe. Like the main council, it is primarily a place for the leaders of countries to talk and discuss issues. Howevern as the World Council contains parties in three of the world's major powers and several regional powers they also discuss how they can improve things like education and welfare in their countries, and how they can support weak countries.

Presidents[]

Summits[]

Members[]

The following political parties are all members of the Fifth Communist international:

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