Liberal Party (Brazil)


Liberal Party (Brazil)

Infobox Brazilian Political Party
party_articletitle = Liberal Party (Brazil)
party_name = Partido Liberal
party_logo =| president = Valdemar da Costa Neto
foundation = June 25, 1985
headquarters = SCN-Qd. 2, Bl. D Sala 601, Edifício Liberty Mall Asa Norte
Brasília
ideology = Populism, Centrism
international = none
colours = red, blue and white
tse_number = 22
website = [http://www.pl.org.br www.pl.org.br]

The Liberal Party ("Partido Liberal", PL) was (despite its name) a centrist-conservative political party of Brazil. The "Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus" (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God) had been taking part in Brazilian elections through PL, but the church has now partially left it to create a new centrist party named "Partido Republicano Brasileiro" - PRB (Brazilian Republican Party). 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 supports Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's government. Some of its members have recently been investigated following corruption allegations and suspected involvement in the so-called "Mensalão scandal".

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

* [http://www.pl.org.br/ Liberal Party] official website


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