Holland’s ‘most famous communist’ is dead

The most famous communist in the Netherlands, Marcus Bakker, has died at the age of 86, reports Nos on Thursday.

Bakker was an MP for the Dutch Communist Party (CPN) from 1956 to 1982. He was replaced by Ina Brouwer who integrated the party with the left-wing green GroenLinks.
Bakker joined the party in 1943 while it was still a banned organisation in the Netherlands and after the war he went to work for the communist newspaper De Waarheid. Bakker resigned from the party in 1999.

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