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Brazilian Republican Party

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.

Brazilian Republican Party
Partido Republicano Brasileiro
Leader Marcos Pereira
Founded September 25, 2005
Headquarters SDS-Setor de Diversão Sul-Ed. Miguel Badia, 30-Bloco L-3º Andar, Sala 320-Brasília/DF, Brazil
Membership 389,216[1]
Ideology Christian democracy
Social conservatism
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation For Brazil to keep on changing
Colours Green & Yellow
TSE Identification Number 10
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
21 / 513
Seats in the Senate
1 / 81
Local government
1,174 / 56,810
Website
www.prb10.org.br

OverviewEdit

The party leader as of 2015 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[2] 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.”[3] However, all of the PRB's deputies voted in favor of her impeachment.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • [1], Official website
Preceded by
none
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
10 - BRP (PRB)
Succeeded by
11 - PP