Avante (political party)


President Luis Tibé
Founded 1989
Split from Brazilian Labour Party
Headquarters Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Membership 185,473[1]
Ideology Populism

Social democracy

Third Way

Labourism [2]

Civic nationalism
Political position Centre to Center-left
Colours Green, Yellow, Blue, & White
TSE Identification Number 70
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
7 / 513
Seats in the Senate
0 / 81
City councillors
535 / 56,810

Avante ([aˈvɐ̃ntʃi], "forward") is a minor populist centrist Brazilian political party.

It was founded in 1989 by dissidents of the Brazilian Labour Party as the Labour Party of Brazil (Partido Trabalhista do Brasil, PTdoB) and is a minor force in Brazilian politics. In 1998, the party chose João de Deus Barbosa as its Presidential candidate; he received 200,000 votes (0.2%). In the legislative election of 2006, the party elected one representative to the Federal Chamber, and had 0.3% of the national votes (311,000 votes) for the parliament. In the legislative election of 2010 this increased to three representatives and 0.7% of the national vote (642,422 votes). At the 2014 election, the party won two seats and 0.85% of the vote in the Chamber of Deputies; it gained one seat following the defection of Silvio Costa from the Social Christian Party. The party has 534 local councillors and controls 26 mayoralties.[citation needed] PTdoB voted in favor of the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff.

In 2017, PTdoB changed its name to Avante, Portuguese for 'Forward'. For the Brazilian general election of 2018, Avante joined the 'Sovereign Brazil' coalition, together with the Democratic Labour Party, in support of PTD candidate Ciro Gomes. Gomes obtained 12.47% of the votes, finishing third.

The party saw an increase of votes in the parliamentary vote, electing 7 deputies; however, it failed to elect any senator. Following the election, Avante did not go into opposition like PTD, but remained neutral towards president Jair Bolsonaro.

Preceded by

65 - CPofB (PCdoB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties

Succeeded by


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