Álvaro Cunhal

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Álvaro Cunhal
Alvaro Cunhal (1980).jpg
Leader of the Democratic Unitarian Coalition
In office
30 September 1987 – 5 December 1992
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Carlos Carvalhas
General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party
In office
31 March 1961 – 5 December 1992
Preceded by Bento Gonçalves
Succeeded by Carlos Carvalhas
Personal details
Born (1913-11-10)November 10, 1913
Coimbra, Portugal
Died June 13, 2005(2005-06-13) (aged 91)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Portuguese Communist Party
Alma mater University of Lisbon

Álvaro Barreirinhas Cunhal was a Portuguese politician. He was secretary-general of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) from 1961 to 1992. He strongly supported the Soviet Union.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hoge, Warren (June 14, 2005). "Álvaro Cunhal Dies at 91; Led Portuguese Communists". New York Times. Retrieved 24 September 2016.