Liberal Party (Brazil, 2006)
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|President||José Tadeu Candelária|
|Founded||December 21, 2006|
|Preceded by||Party of the Republic|
|Headquarters||SCN-Qd. 2, Bl. D Sala 601, Edifício Liberty Mall Asa Norte
|Political position||Centre-right |
|National affiliation||For Brazil to keep on changing (until 2010)|
|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
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).
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).
References [ edit ]
- http://inter04.tse.jus.br/ords/dwtse/f?p=2001:104:::NO[permanent dead link]:::
- Gomez Bruera, Hernan (2013). Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil. Routledge. p. 77.
- "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.
21 - BCP (PCB)
| Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
22 - LP (PL)
23 - CDN
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