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Khalid Bakdash
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Born 1912
Damascus, Ottoman Empire
Died 24 July 1995(1995-07-24) (aged 82–83)
Damascus, Syria
Nationality Syrian
Occupation Secretary-general of the Syrian Communist Party
Member of the Parliament of Syria

Khalid Bakdash (1912–1995; occasionally spelled Khalid Bagdash or Khaled Bekdache, Arabic: خالد بكداش) was the leader of the Syrian Communist Party (SCP) from 1936 until his death. In 1954 Bakdash became the first member of a communist party to be elected to an Arab parliament. He has since been called the "dean of Arab communism."

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