Liberal Party (Brazil, 2006)

Liberal Party

Partido Liberal
President José Tadeu Candelária
Founded December 21, 2006
Merger of PL

Preceded by Party of the Republic
Headquarters SCN-Qd. 2, Bl. D Sala 601, Edifício Liberty Mall Asa Norte

Membership 799,194[1]
Ideology Conservatism

Economic liberalism

Civic nationalism

Christian democracy

Political position Centre-right [2]
National affiliation For Brazil to keep on changing (until 2010)
Colours      Red

TSE Identification Number 22
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
37 / 513
Seats in the Senate
2 / 81
Seats in Legislative Assemblies
43 / 1,024

The Liberal Party (Portuguese: Partido Liberal, PL), formerly known as Party of the Republic (Portuguese: Partido da República, PR), is a Brazilian conservative political party.

History [ edit ]

It was founded on December 21, 2006 by the merger of the Evangelical-influenced Liberal Party (Partido Liberal, PL) and the right Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (Partido da Reedificação da Ordem Nacional, PRONA).

At the 2010 elections, the party focused on the parliamentary elections; it won 41 of the 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 4 of the 81 Senate seats.

Sergio Victor Tamer, the party's founder, was president from 2006-2014. Alfredo Nascimento succeeded Tamer as the president of the PR until April 2016 when he resigned due to the party leadership not supporting the Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. However, 26 of the PR's MPs did vote for her impeachment.

On 7 May 2019, the Superior Electoral Court (TSE) voted to approve a motion of the party to change its name back to Liberal Party (PL).[3]

References [ edit ]

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  2. ^ Gomez Bruera, Hernan (2013). Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil. Routledge. p. 77.
  3. ^ "Aprovada alteração do nome do Partido da República (PR) para Partido Liberal (PL)" (in Portuguese). Tribunal Superior Eleitoral. 7 May 2019. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
Preceded by

21 - BCP (PCB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties

22 - LP (PL)
Succeeded by

23 - CDN
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