Democrats (Brazil)

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Preses José Agripino Maia
Foondit January 24, 1985 (PFL)
March 28, 2007 (Democratas)
Heidquarters Senado Federal -
Anexo I - 26º Andar,
Sala 2602 - Brasília
- DF
Youth wing Juventude Democratas
Ideology Conservatism,[1]
Conservative liberalism
Poleetical poseetion Centre-right[1]
Internaitional affiliation Centrist Democrat
Democrat Union
Regional affiliation Union o Laitin
American Parties
Christian Democrat
Organization o Americae
Colours Green, Blue an White.
TSE Identification Number 25
Seats in the
Chamber o Deputies
43 / 513
Seats in the Senate
6 / 81

The Democrats (Portuguese: Democratas, DEM) is a far-richt poleetical pairty in Brazil, which is considered the main pairty within the richt-wing spectrum. It wis foondit in 1985 unner the name o Liberal Front Pairty (Partido da Frente Liberal, PFL) frae a dissidence o the defunct Democratic Social Pairty (PDS), successor tae the Naitional Renewal Alliance (Arena), the offeecial party durin the militar dictatorship o 1964-1985. It chynged tae its current name in 2007. The oreeginal name reflectit the pairty's support o free market policies,[3] rather than the identification wi internaitional liberal pairties. Instead, the pairty affiliatit itself tae the internaitional federations o Christian democratic (CDI) an conservative pairties (IDU). The Democrats' identification nummer is 25 an its colours are green, blue, an white.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Vallance, Monique M.; Crocitti, John J. (2012), "Democrats", Brazil Today (ABC-CLIO), p. 187 
  2. Mainwaring, Scott; Meneguello, Rachel; Power, Timothy J. (2000), "Conservative Parties, Economic Reform, and Democracy in Brazil", Conservative Parties, the Right, and Democracy in Latin America (Johns Hopkins University Press), p. 180 
  3. "Liberal Front Party (PFL)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online.

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