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Encyclopedia > Democrats (Brazil)
Democratas
President Rodrigo Maia
Founded January 24, 1985 (PFL)
March 28, 2007 (Democratas)
Headquarters SENADO FEDERAL - ANEXO - I - Sala 2602 - 26º Andar
Brasília
Political Ideology Social liberalism (official), Liberal conservatism, Christian Democracy, Conservative liberalism
International Affiliation Christian Democrat Organisation of America
Colours green, blue and white
TSE Identification Number 25
Website http://www.democratas.org.br
See also Politics of Brazil

Political parties
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The Democrats (Democratas) is a political party in Brazil. Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A political party is a political organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ...


The Democrats (DEM) is considered the main party of the right-wing of Brazil. Despite its former name (Liberal Front Party), the party affiliates itself to the Christian Democrat International. The DEM's electoral code is the 25 and its colors are blue and white. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Left-Right politics. ... The Christian Democrat and Peoples Parties International (IDC-CDI) is the global political international dedicated to the promotion of christian democracy. ... For other uses, see Blue (disambiguation). ... This article is about the color. ...


History

The party is a heir of the liberal factions of the ARENA (Aliança Renovadora Nacional), which supported the Military Dictatorship of 1964 and of the National Democratic Union (UDN) - political force which was prominent in the 1950s. The party was founded after a split in the Democratic Social Party (ex-ARENA), as Liberal Front in 1985, and supported the presidential candidacy of Tancredo Neves of the Brazilian Party for Democratic Movement, against the official candidate Paulo Maluf. The National Renewal Alliance Party or Aliança Renovadora Nacional (ARENA) was a conservative political party that existed in Brazil between 1965 and 1979. ... National Democratic Union or União Democrática Nacional (UDN) was a political party that existed in Brazil between 1945 and 1965. ... The Democratic Social Party (PDS) was established in 1979 as a continuation of the National Renewal Alliance, the party which supported the 1965-79 Brazilian dictatorship, at a time in which the country turned to be a democracy. ... Tancredo de Almeida Neves (March 4th, 1910 - April 21, 1985) was a Brazilian banker and political figure. ... The Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (Portuguese: Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro, PMDB) is the successor of the Brazilian Democratic Movement. ... Paulo Maluf Paulo Salim Maluf (pron. ...


At the legislative elections, 6 October 2002, the party won 84 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 19 out of 81 seats in the Senate. At the elections of October 1, 2006, the party won 65 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 18 of the 48 seats on dispute in the Senate. It is the second largest party in the Senate. The party does not run presidential candidates. It does run gubernatorial candidates in several states. At the 2006 elections the party lost several state governorships, but it won the governorship of the Distrito Federal. In 2007, the party received the current name. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... Brazil elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Brazils bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. ... Brazils bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ...


Ideology

In 2006, the party's former president Jorge Bornhausen stated in an interview to Brazil's most read newsmagazine, Veja, that the party was to be considered centrist and adept of social liberalism. However, some party leaders have already classified it as "internationally, closest to christian democracy". Jorge Bornhausen (Rio de Janeiro, October 1, 1937) is a Brazilian politician. ... At least two things are called veja: A Latvian festival, Veja Diena. ...


The party is considered to hold right-wing political and economic positions, though it is also generally regarded as a very "pragmatic" party, often engaging in political alliances with parties whose position on the political spectrum is diametrically opposed to the PFL's. In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ...


It was part of Fernando Henrique Cardoso's government coalition, and is currently one of the two main opposition parties to Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's Workers' Party government (the other being the Brazilian Social Democracy Party). Fernando Henrique Cardoso (born June 18, 1931) was the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil for two terms from January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Category:Political crisis in Brazil The Partido dos Trabalhadores (Portuguese for Workers Party) is a left-wing political party in Brazil. ... The Brazilian Social Democracy Party (Partido da Social Democracia Brasileira) is a political party in Brazil. ...


External link

  • Democratas official site

 

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