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Liberal Party (Brazil)

Liberal Party
President Valdemar Costa Neto
Founder Joaquim Nabuco (historical)
Founded 1837 (1837) (historical)
June 25, 1985 (1985-06-25) (current)
Headquarters SCN-Qd. 2, Bl. D Sala 601, Edifício Liberty Mall Asa Norte, Brasília
Ideology Liberalism (Brazil)[1]
Political position Centre-right[2][1]
International affiliation None
Colours Red, blue and white
TSE Identification Number 22
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
0 / 513
Seats in the Senate
0 / 81
Politics of Brazil
Political parties

The Liberal Party (Partido Liberal, PL) was a conservative political party of Brazil, merged (2006) in the Republic Party. The Pentecostal Universal Church of the Kingdom of God heavily influenced the party after 1999. In the 2002 election, José Alencar of the PL was the running mate of Lula da Silva and became the vice president.[2] At the legislative elections, 6 October 2002, the party won 26 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and three out of 81 seats in the Senate of Brazil and supported Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government. Some of its members were investigated following corruption allegations and suspected involvement in the so-called "Mensalão scandal". The Universal Church has now partially left PL to create a new party named Brazilian Republican Party (PRB) in 2005.

At the last elections, held in October 2006, the Liberal Party won 23 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one seat in the Senate for a total of three senate seats. The party did not run candidates in presidential or gubernatorial elections.

Republic Party

The Republic Party (Partido da Republica, PR) was founded on December 21, 2006 by the merger of the Liberal Party and the Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (Partido da Reedificação da Ordem Nacional, PRONA).

External links

  • Liberal Party official website


  1. ^ a b Mainwaring, Scott (1997), "Multipartism, robust federalism, and presidentialism in Brazil", Presidentialism and Democracy in Latin America (Cambridge University Press): 67 
  2. ^ a b Hunt, Stephen (2011), "Evaluating Prophetic Radicalism: The Nature of Pentecostal Politics in Brazil", Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism (Brill): 168 
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