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'''Andreas Tsipas''' was a Slavomacedonian communist who served as Secretary General of the [[Communist Party of Greece]] (KKE).
Tsipas was born in [] near [[Florina]], [[Macedonia]], [[Greece]]. He was a rural worker who joined the [[Communist Party of Greece]] in the [[1920s]]. In [], he became a member of the party's Central Committee. He was jailed during the regime of [[Ioannis Metaxas]] but was released in [], after a request was made by the Bulgarian Embassy, to the German authorities, for the release of all Slavomacedonians whom they viewed as Bulgarians. Tsipas was elected Secretary General of the [[KKE]] in July of that same year, replacing [[Nikos Zachariadis]] who, at that time, was interred in Dachau.
Tsipas' tenure as Secretary General only lasted until September [] due to "political unreliability". One account claims that after running up a bill in a bar, he sent the barman to the secret meeting place of the politburo, where someone was expected to pay his bill. In addition, he was never able to justify an eight-month trip to Sofia to the satisfaction of the party.
Tsipas fought in the [[Democratic Army of Greece]] (DSE) during the [[Greek Civil War]]. After the defeat of the DSE, he lived in Monastir in the Yugoslav republic of "Macedonia". He died there in [].
[[Category:1956 deaths|Tsipas, Andreas]]
[[Category:1904 births|Tsipas, Andreas]]
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