Alliance for Brazil

Alliance for Brazil

Aliança pelo Brasil
Abbreviation APB
President Jair Bolsonaro
General Secretary Admar Gonzaga
President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro
Vice President Flávio Bolsonaro
Treasurer Karina Kufa[1]
Founded 12 November 2019 (2019-11-12)
Split from Social Liberal Party
Headquarters Brasília, DF, Brazil
Ideology Anti-communism [2]

Anti-globalism [2]

Brazilian nationalism [3]

Christian right [3]

Bolsonarism [4]

Social conservatism [5]

National conservatism [3]

Right-wing populism [6]

Religious conservatism [3]

Economic liberalism [7]
Political position Far-right [8] [9]
TSE Identification Number 38[10]

Alliance for Brazil (Portuguese: Aliança pelo Brasil, ALIANÇA) is a Brazilian political group that aims to become a political party. With nationalist conservative roots, it was announced by President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro on 12 November 2019, after stating his departure from the Social Liberal Party (PSL).[11][12][13]

After a meeting in Palácio do Planalto with PSL lawmakers, Bolsonaro notified them of his resignation from the party and discussed ways to create a new one, but the President still didn't formalize his de-affiliation from PSL at that time.[11][10] After the meeting, however, Bolsonaro published a message in his social media, stating that "today [12 November] I announced my resignation from PSL and beginning of creation of a new party: Alliance for Brazil", thanking "everyone who collaborated with me in PSL and who were partners in the 2018 elections".[13]

In the weeks before the announcement of the party creation, Bolsonaro had many misunderstandings with PSL president Luciano Bivar,[13] which triggered an internal crisis.[14] In October 2019, Bolsonaro stated to a supporter to "forget" the party, saying that Bivar was "doomed".[15]

According to Bolsonaro, the Alliance for Brazil is a "conservative party, that respects all religions, backs family values, supports the right to self-defense, the right to possess a firearm, free-trade with the whole world, without any ideological agenda."[10] The Brazilian media, however, has labeled Bolsonaro's new party as a far-right populist movement.[6]

Although the party is not officially contesting the 2020 Brazilian municipal elections,[16] the Brazilian Labour Renewal Party (PRTB), Republicanos, Patriota and the Liberal Party (PL) have expressed openness to having ALIANÇA candidates on their electoral slates.[17]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "A advogada de Bolsonaro" (in Portuguese). IstoÉ. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Arbex, Thais; Della Coletta, Ricardo; Fernandes, Talita (21 November 2019). "Bolsonaro lança partido com forte apelo a armas e religião e incertezas sobre viabilidade" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Vargas, Mateus (12 November 2019). "Novo partido se apresenta como 'sonho das pessoas leais a Bolsonaro'" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  4. ^ Benites, Afonso (12 November 2019). "Bolsonaro anuncia saída do PSL e seus planos para fundar sigla Aliança pelo Brasil" (in Portuguese). El País. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  5. ^ "In Brazil, Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Rift With Congress Will Stall Tax Reforms". Stratfor. 27 March 2020.
  6. ^ a b Bernardo Mello Franco. "O partido do presidente" (in Portuguese). O Globo. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Deus, armas e liberalismo guiam Aliança pelo Brasil".
  8. ^ Benites, Afonso (12 November 2019). "Bolsonaro anuncia saída do PSL e seus planos para fundar sigla Aliança pelo Brasil" (in Portuguese). El País. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  9. ^ "O presidente e sua legenda" (in Portuguese). Istoé. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  10. ^ a b c "Número do Aliança pelo Brasil será 38, revela Bolsonaro" (in Portuguese). R7. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  11. ^ a b Amaral, Luciana (12 November 2019). "Bolsonaro anuncia saída do PSL e confirma novo partido: Aliança pelo Brasil" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  12. ^ Nolasco, Thiago (12 November 2019). "Bolsonaro anuncia saída do PSL e criança do Aliança pelo Brasil" (in Portuguese). R7. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Mazui, Guilherme; Rodrigues, Paloma (12 November 2019). "Bolsonaro anuncia saída do PSL e criação de novo partido" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Entenda o racha entre Jair Bolsonaro e o PSL" (in Portuguese). G1. 18 October 2019. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  15. ^ Mazui, Guilherme (8 October 2019). "'Esquece o PSL, tá ok?', afirma Bolsonaro ao falar com apoiador no Palácio da Alvorada" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  16. ^ Xiu, Ying (28 February 2020). "Alliance for Brazil Concedes Inability to Field Candidates in 2020 Elections". The Rio Times. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  17. ^ Cruz, Isabela (27 February 2020). "Aliança não sai em 2020: quais as opções dos bolsonaristas" (in Portuguese). Nexo Jornal. Retrieved 15 May 2020.

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