Angolan Communist Party

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Angolan Communist Party
Partido Comunista Angolano
LeaderMário Pinto de Andrade
Joaquim Pinto de Andrade
FoundedOctober 1955
Merged intoMPLA
Political positionFar-left

Angolan Communist Party (in Portuguese: Partido Comunista Angolano) was an underground political party in Portuguese Angola (during the Estado Novo regime), founded in October 1955, under influence from the Portuguese Communist Party. PCA was led by the brothers Mário Pinto de Andrade and Joaquim Pinto de Andrade (a Catholic priest). PCA set up clandestine schools and libraries in Luanda, and established branches in Catete and Malanje.

In December 1956 it merged into the People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA).[1]


  1. ^ Shantz, Jeff. "Angolan national liberation, 1961–1974." Blackwell Reference Online. Retrieved 29 January 2011.