Brazilian Republican Party
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The Brazilian Republican Party (Portuguese: Partido Republicano Brasileiro) is a Brazilian political party. Its electoral number is 10 and it became a registered political party on August 25, 2005. Its founders included Bishop Marcelo Crivella, who had been elected in 2002 as a senator representing the Liberal Party, from the state of Rio de Janeiro.
|Founded||September 25, 2005|
|Headquarters||SDS-Setor de Diversão Sul-Ed. Miguel Badia, 30-Bloco L-3º Andar, Sala 320-Brasília/DF, Brazil|
|Political position||Center to center-right|
|National affiliation||With the Strength of the People|
|Colours||Green & Yellow|
|TSE Identification Number||10|
|Seats in the Chamber of Deputies||
21 / 513
|Seats in the Senate||
1 / 81
1,174 / 56,810
The party leader as of 2015[update] was Vitor Paulo dos Santos. Some commentators say that the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (UCKG, Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, an evangelical church), has used the party as a base for its bishops to run for political office. The party's most important members are Bishop Marcelo Crivella, Rio de Janeiro senator and nephew of Universal's founder Bishop Edir Macedo, journalist Celso Russomanno and former Vice-President José Alencar.
According to one study, the PRB has been supportive of the Lula da Silva and Rousseff presidencies “on the basis of their concern for social democracy and for eliminating inequality.” However, all of the PRB's deputies voted in favor of her impeachment.
- "Longe do PP, Celso Russomanno diz que eleitorado de Maluf é bem-vindo". JB. 8 May 2012.