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|Secretary-General of the Portuguese Communist Party|
5 December 1992 – 27 November 2004
|Preceded by||Álvaro Cunhal|
|Succeeded by||Jerónimo de Sousa|
|Member of the Assembly of the Republic|
3 June 1976 – 12 November 1980
31 May 1983 – 9 March 2005
Carlos Alberto do Vale Gomes Carvalhas
9 November 1941
São Pedro do Sul, Portugal
|Political party||Portuguese Communist Party|
|Spouse(s)||Maria Manuel Lopes Marques Leal|
|Parents||António José Bandeira Carvalhas (father)
Esmeraldina do Céu Gomes Quaresma (mother)
|Alma mater||Technical University of Lisbon|
- This is a Portuguese name; the first family name is Gomes and the second is Carvalhas.
Carlos Alberto do Vale Gomes Carvalhas, GCC (born in São Pedro do Sul, 9 November 1941) is a Portuguese economist and politician and former Secretary-General of the Portuguese Communist Party (1993–2004), succeeding the historical leader Álvaro Cunhal.
He was born to António José Bandeira Carvalhas (Baiões, São Pedro do Sul, 22 April 1915 – 4 February 1999) and Esmeraldina do Céu Gomes Quaresma (b. Moldes, Arouca, 9 July 1917). His father was a businessman and owner of the warehouse Discomer that served as a food retailer for the local shops.
On 5 October 2004, he announced his intention to resign. He was replaced by Jerónimo de Sousa on 27 November 2004, at the 17th Congress of the PCP.
His late second cousin was married to the 3rd Viscount of São Pedro do Sul.
|Candidates||Supporting parties||First round|
|Mário Soares||Socialist Party, Social Democratic Party||3,459,521||70.35|
|Basílio Horta||Democratic and Social Centre||696,379||14.16|
|Carlos Carvalhas||Portuguese Communist Party, Ecologist Party "The Greens"||635,373||12.92|
|Carlos Marques||People's Democratic Union||126,581||2.57|
|Total (turnout 62.16%)||5,098,768|
|Source: Comissão Nacional de Eleições|
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