National Issues

Speech by Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary of the PCP, Seixal, PCP’s National Conference on “The new political framework and tasks for the strengthening of the Party’s intervention and influence” - 22th June 2002

Closing speech - PCP’s National Conference on “The new political framework and tasks for the strengthening of the Party’s intervention and influence”

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Our Conference is drawing to a close, after a great effort by the organisations to involve the militants in the debate and reflection to find answers and ways to enable us to overcome deficiencies, dynamize the political initiative from the base to the top, strengthen our capacity of struggle and qualified intervention in opposing the policy of the right.

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP - 20 March 2002

1. Last Sunday's electoral results not only jeopardize the opportunity for a political change in the direction the country and its problems demanded, but signify a very unfavourable situation in the national political life, the risk of a dangerous deepening of the policy of the right and further developments in the offensive against social rights and conquests.

Speech by Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary

About election results of March 17, 2002

On a first appreciation of the results, we stress as an extremely negative fact, the achievement together by PSD and CDS-PP of an absolute majority of deputies, as this represents a very unfavourable evolution of the national political situation, which CDU fought firmly during the electoral campaign.

Speech by Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary of the PCP, Coliseu dos Recreios - Lisbon, CDU's Party Rally

Carlos Carvalhas, General-Secretary of the P.C.P. at the CDU's Meeting in Lisbon

In this meeting of the Democratic Unitary Coalition - CDU, Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary of the PCP removed confusions and mystifications and put forward proposals to solve the country's problems.

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué of the Central Committee of the PCP - 19 January 2002

The Central Committee, having met on January 19th., analysed the present aspects of the national political situation, issues of party life and intervention, and the state of the preparation of the campaign for the Assembly of the Republic.

I. Aspects of the political situation and the pre-electoral framework

Statement by Political Committee of the Central Committee

Communiqué by the Political Commission of the PCP

1. Having met on 7th. January, the Political Committee of the PCP analysed aspects following the calling of early legislative elections and debated the preparatory work of PCP's electoral intervention.

Statement by PCP Central Committee

Communiqué Central Committee of the PCP - 29 November 2001

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A GOVERNMENT TURN TO THE RIGHT DEEPENS

Speech by Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary of the PCP, Atalaia - Amora, Seixal, Avante Festival 2001

Closing Rally of the 25th "Avante!" Festival

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Speaking during the rally of the 25th. "Avante!" Festival, we know perfectly well that even the most inspired words could never fairly express everything about the 25 years of this event and its meaning.

Resolution by PCP Central Committee

To Strengthen, the Intervention and Organisation among the Working Class and the Workers

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The strengthening of the intervention and organisation of the Party among the working class and the workers in general has been a central issue in all great accomplishments, guidelines and decisions, and reaffirmed in the 16th. Congress.

Speech by Carlos Carvalhas, General Secretary of the PCP, Lisboa

80th Anniversary of the PCP

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Comrades and friends,

As it has and will go on happening in many different places throughout our country, here we are gathering, today in Lisbon to evoke, with repeated emotion and renewed pride, the 80 years of life and struggle of our Party, the Portuguese Communist Party.