Democrats (Brazil)

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Democrats

Democratas
PresidentAntônio Carlos Magalhães Neto
FoundedJanuary 24, 1985 (PFL)
March 28, 2007 (DEM)
Split fromDemocratic Social Party
HeadquartersSenado Federal - Anexo I - 26º Andar, Sala 2602 - Brasília - DF
Youth wingJuventude Democratas
Membership1,096,114[1]
IdeologyLiberal conservatism[2]
Economic liberalism[3]
Classical liberalism
Christian humanism
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing[4]
International affiliationCDI,
IDU
Regional affiliationULAP,
CDOA
Colors             Blue, Green, White
Slogan"The Force of New Ideas"
TSE Identification Number25
Seats in the Federal Senate
7 / 81
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
29 / 513
Governorships
1 / 27
Seats in Legislative Assemblies
76 / 1,024
Mayorships
278 / 5,568
Seats in Municipal Chambers
3,209 / 51,748
Website
www.democratas.org.br

The Democrats (Portuguese: Democratas, DEM) is a political party in Brazil. It was founded in 1985. It changed to its current name in 2007. The original name reflected the party's support of free market policies[5]. The Democrats' identification number is 25 and its colors are green, blue, and white.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://inter04.tse.jus.br/ords/dwtse/f?p=2001:104:::NO[permanent dead link]:::
  2. Kirby, Peadar (2003), Introduction to Latin America: Twenty-First Century Challenges, Sage, p. 157
  3. "História do DEM" (in Portuguese).
  4. Vallance, Monique M.; Crocitti, John J. (2012), "Democrats", Brazil Today, ABC-CLIO, p. 187
  5. "Liberal Front Party (PFL)". Encyclopædia Britannica Online.