Taken from: In Defense of Communism
Yechury, 69, is taking over the leadership of the party for a third consecutive term.
He succeeded Prakash Karat who has held the top post in India’s largest left party from 2005 to 2015.
The 85-member new Central Committee is consisted by 15 women and 17 new cadres, while the 17-member Politburo has three new entrants.
The CPIM 23rd Congress was held in Kannur, Kerala, from 6 to 10 April.
Source: In Defense of Communism