Álvaro Cunhal

Portuguese politician and writer (1913-2005)

Álvaro Barreirinhas Cunhal (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈalvɐɾu kuˈɲal]; 10 November 1913 – 13 June 2005) 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]

Álvaro Cunhal
Alvaro Cunhal (1980).jpg
Leader of the Democratic Unitarian Coalition
In office
30 September 1987 – 5 December 1992
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byCarlos Carvalhas
General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party
In office
31 March 1961 – 5 December 1992
Preceded byBento Gonçalves
Succeeded byCarlos Carvalhas
Personal details
Born(1913-11-10)November 10, 1913
Coimbra, Portugal
DiedJune 13, 2005(2005-06-13) (aged 91)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partyPortuguese Communist Party
Alma materUniversity of Lisbon

ReferencesEdit

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