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Republicanos[4] (English: Republicans), formerly known as 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.


PresidentMarcos Pereira
FoundedSeptember 25, 2005
HeadquartersSDS-Setor de Diversão Sul-Ed. Miguel Badia, 30-Bloco L-3º Andar, Sala 320-Brasília/DF, Brazil
IdeologyChristian ethics
Political Catholicism[2][3]
Social conservatism
Civic nationalism
Christian democracy
Political positionCentre-right
ReligionCatholic Church
ColoursGreen & Yellow
TSE Identification Number10
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
31 / 513
Seats in the Senate
1 / 81
Local government
1,606 / 56,810


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.”[5] However, all of the PRB's deputies voted in favor of her impeachment.

In August 2019 the Brazilian Republican Party changed its name into Republicanos.[6]

People of interestEdit

The party leader as of 2015 was Vitor Paulo dos Santos.

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[7] and former Vice-President José Alencar. Famous football player Ronaldinho, also known as Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, joined the party in March 2018.[8]


Some commentators say that the Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus (UCKG, Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, an neo-charismatic church which is organized like a business enterprise), has used the party as a base for its "bishops" to run for political office. Though several members, e.g Celso Russomanno[7], are catholic.

Several leading members, e.g. Edir Macedo and Marcelo Crivella have expressed statements of christian fundamentalism and religious intolerance. An UN report accused members of the UCKG of verbal and physical attacks of members of the Umbanda and Candomblé religions.[9]

Edir Macedo considered to participate on presidency elections to transform Brasil into a theocratic State.[9]

As mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Crivella called the Carnival of Rio de Janeiro an "unchristian excess" and ordered severe financial cuts for the organisators.[10] Furthermore, he is known for statements of religious intolerance. In his 1999 book Evangelizing Africa which found him saying that homosexuality was a "terrible evil," that Catholics were "demonic", that African religions were based on "evil spirits," and that Hindus drank their children's blood.[11][12] He has since tried to distance himself from the book, saying that it was the work of a young, immature missionary.[11]


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  4. ^ "TSE autoriza mudança do PRB para Republicanos" (in Portuguese). Poder360. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.
  5. ^ Lansford, Tom (2014-03-20). Political Handbook of the World 2014. ISBN 9781483386263.
  6. ^ "TSE autoriza mudança do PRB para Republicanos". Poder360 (in Portuguese). 2019-08-15. Retrieved 2019-10-22.
  7. ^ a b "Longe do PP, Celso Russomanno diz que eleitorado de Maluf é bem-vindo". JB. 8 May 2012.
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  9. ^ a b Frayssinet, Fabiana (3 July 2009). "RELIGION-BRAZIL: Intolerance Denounced At UN". Interpress Service.
  10. ^ Philipp Lichterbeck: Brasilien: Droht dem Karneval das Aus? In: Der Tagesspiegel. 19. Dezember 2017, abgerufen am 6. Januar 2020.
  11. ^ a b Leahy, Joe (October 24, 2016). "Brazil's evangelicals push politics to the right". Financial Times. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  12. ^ Samuels, Gabriel (November 2, 2016). "Rio de Janeiro elects mayor who said homosexuality is 'evil'". The Independent. Retrieved March 15, 2018.

External linksEdit

  • [1], Official website
Preceded by
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
10 - BRP (PRB)
Succeeded by
11 - PP