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Popular Unity Party (Portugal)

Partido de Unidade Popular, PUP

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[Popular Unity Party (Portugal)] image by Jorge Candeias, 20 Feb 2005

One of the many far-left parties that popped up like mushrooms right after the revolution of April 25, 1974 in Portugal was called Partido de Unidade Popular (Popular Unity Party). This party had a symbol that contained a flag, plus a spike and a section of cogwheel, joining together in a red star. This can be seen in a reproduction of a propaganda poster issued in 1975. As you may see, the flag is red (of course!), has proportions close to 4:5 and contains the name of the party, in black capitals aligned to the hoist side.This is, of course, a flagoid. I have no idea if it had any connection with the true flag of the party, or even if the party had a flag in the first place.
This was a very short-lived party. It was created as a split of the PCP(M-L) (Portuguese Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist), not to be confused with the Portuguese Communist Party) and became legal in February 1975, only to be absorbed by the Democratic People’s Union (UDP) in 1976.
Jorge Candeias, 20 Feb 2005