|Churchill Braz Alemao|
|4th Chief Minister of Goa|
27 March 1990 – 14 April 1990
|Preceded by||Pratapsingh Rane|
|Succeeded by||Luis Proto Barbosa|
|Born||16 May 1949
|Political party||Nationalist Congress Party|
|Spouse(s)||Smt. Fatima Fernandes Alemao|
|Children||1 son (Savio Valen Alemao) and 5 daughters (Valanka Alemao, Sharon Alemao, Aninha Alemao, Sara Anina Alemao, Wanda Alemao)|
|Relatives||Ciabro Alemao, Late. Alvernaz Alemao, Roosevelt Alemao, Joaqium Alemao, Kennedy Alemao (all brothers)|
|As of 25 February, 2006|
Churchill Braz Alemao is a former Chief Minister and former MP of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Navelim constituency in the Legislative Assembly of Goa but lost to Avertano Furtado in the 2012 elections.
In the 1980s Churchill was allegedly involved in smuggling gold; in 1992 his brother Alvernaz Alemao was caught with a cargo of gold and was killed after a struggle with Costao Fernandes, a customs officer. The Alemao family's hold in the region was so powerful that when the customs officer went to the Colva Police Station to seek protection, they refused to do so.
Churchill was Chief Minister of Goa for a brief period in the early 1990s, and later became an MP representing the South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency) from 1996 to 1998. He was arrested on 17 August 2015 in JICA scam.
Founding United Goans Democratic Party
In late 1980s, he quit UGDP and joined Indian National Congress. He became Chief Minister for a brief period (18 days) as part of Progressive Democratic Front led by Congress. He had to resign due to the internal split in the party. After that Luis Proto Barbosa became Chief Minister.
Later, he became MP as Congress leader.
Save Goa Front
In March 2007, he quit Congress and formed a regional party Save Goa Front (SGF). The party contested 17 seats and won 2 (including him and Reginaldo Lourenco Aleixo). After the election, no party got majority and Save Goa Front joined Congress-led alliance to form government.
Return to Congress
In January 2008, he merged Save Goa Front with Congress. He continued as an MLA and Minister in Goa during this period.
March 2012 elections
In the March 2012 elections to the Legislative Assembly of Goa, he lost to independent candidate Avertano Furtado by a margin of over 2000 votes. His brother Joaqium Alemao,who was then Minister in the Government of Goa, also lost as he could not retain his Cuncolim constituency. Churchill Alemao's daughter Valanka and Joaquim's son Yuri also lost the 2012 elections. All four candidates from the Alemao family suffered defeat. Churchill Alemao later blamed the then Chief Minister of Goa, Digambar Kamat and the Electronic Voting Machines for his defeat.
Entry into the All India Trinamool Congress
In 2014, after his daughter Valanka Alemao was denied candidature by the Indian National Congress party in the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha from the South Goa, he resigned from the Indian National Congress and announced that he would contest the polls as an independent canddiate.
Two days later, he joined the All India Trinamool Congress party and was formally inducted in the party by Madan Mitra, a Minister of State in the Government of West Bengal. He contested the elections to the 16th Lok Sabha from the South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency) as a candidate of the All India Trinamool Congress and was defeated by Narendra Keshav Sawaikar of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Churchill polled 11,941 votes in these elections.
Joining Nationalist Congress Party
On 17 October 2016 he joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and declared to contest election on NCP ticket.
- South Goa (Lok Sabha constituency)
- http://220.127.116.11/newls/bioprofilediedresigned.aspx?mpsno=3643 Official biographical sketch in Parliament of India website