|General Secretary of the Portuguese Communist Party|
5 December 1992 – 27 November 2004
|Preceded by||Álvaro Cunhal|
|Succeeded by||Jerónimo de Sousa|
|Born||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|
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Carlos Alberto do Vale Gomes Carvalhas, GCC (born in São Pedro do Sul, November 9, 1941) is a Portuguese 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 and Esmeraldina do Céu Gomes Quaresma(b. Arouca, Moldes, July 9, 1917). His father António José Bandeira Carvalhas (São Pedro do Sul, Baiões, April 22, 1915 - 4 February 1999) was a business men and owner of the warehouse Discomer that served as a food retailer for the local shops.
On October 5, 2004, he announced his intention to resign. He was replaced by Jerónimo de Sousa on November 27, 2004, at the 17th Congress of the PCP.
|Candidates||Supporting parties||First round|
|Mário Soares||Socialist Party, Social Democratic Party||3,459,521||70.35|
|Basílio Horta||Democratic and Social Center||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|