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Central Committee elected by the 23rd Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
The 23rd Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was elected by the 23rd Congress, and was in session from 1966 until 1971. There were 195 regular members chosen, an increase from the 175 selected in 1961; of the 195 members, 51 were newcomers, and 144 were incumbents; another 31 had died or resigned since the 1961 election.  Another 145 candidate members, who could participate but could not vote on motions, were picked in addition to the voting regular members.