Brazilian Democratic Movement

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Brazilian Democratic Movement

Movimento Democrático Brasileiro
PresidentBaleia Rossi
Secretary-GeneralJorge Caruso
Founded4 December 1965 (original MDB)
30 June 1981 (registered as PMDB)
19 December 2017 (altered its name back to MDB)
Dissolved20 December 1979 (original MDB)
HeadquartersCâmara dos Deputados - Presidência do MDB, Ed. Principal sala T4 - Esplanada dos Ministérios
Brasília
IdeologyBig tent[1][2]
Populism
Centrism
Third way
Factions:
Economic liberalism[3]
Economic nationalism[4]
Social conservatism[3]
Historical:
Democratization
Political positionCentre to centre-right[5][6]
Historical:
Centre to centre-left[7][8]
Regional affiliationCOPPPAL
ColoursMain:
     Green
Secondary:
             Yellow, red and black
TSE Identification Number15
Chamber of Deputies
34 / 513
Federal Senate
12 / 81
Governorships
7 / 27
State Assemblies
147 / 1,024
Mayors
1,022 / 5,570
City Councillors
7,825 / 56,810
Website
www.mdb.org.br

The Brazilian Democratic Movement (Portuguese: Movimento Democrático Brasileiro, MDB) is a Brazilian centrist political party. When they were founded, they were the opposition to the Brazilian military government.

Social liberals and social democrats broke with the party in 1988 to form the Brazilian Social Democracy Party.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rhodes, Sybil (2006). Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America. State University of New York Press. p. 117.
  2. Lansford, Tom, ed. (2014). "Switzerland". Political Handbook of the World 2014. CQ Press/SAGE. p. 183.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Direita ou esquerda? Análise de votações indica posição de partidos brasileiros no espectro ideológico". BBC News Brasil.
  4. "Roberto Requião critica projeto de Temer de "neoliberal"". Jornal GGN. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  5. Sara Brandellero; Derek Pardue; Georg Wink, eds. (2020). Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge. Routledge. ISBN 9781000057683.
  6. "Michel Temer: Brazil ex-president arrested in corruption probe". BBC. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2020. Mr Temer, from the centre-right MDB party, took over the Brazilian presidency in August 2016 following the impeachment of leftist Dilma Rousseff, a process in which he played a key role.
  7. Power, Timothy J. (2008). Kingstone, Peter (ed.). Centering Democracy?: Ideological Cleavages and Convergence in the Brazilian Political Class. Democratic Brazil Revisited. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 89.
  8. Porto, Mauro P. (2008). Democratization and Election News Coverage in Brazil. Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World. Routledge. p. 253.