Christian Democracy (Brazil)

The Christian Democracy (Brazilian Portuguese: Democracia Cristã, DC) is a Christian democratic political party in Brazil. It was founded on March 30, 1995 as the Christian Social Democratic Party (Brazilian Portuguese: Partido Social Democrata Cristão, PSDC), elected mayors and council members in 1996, and was officially registered on the Superior Electoral Court on August 5, 1997.[2] It uses the TSE Identification Number 27.

Christian Democracy
Democracia Cristã
PresidentJosé Maria Eymael
FoundedMarch 30, 1995
HeadquartersSão Paulo, Brazil
IdeologyChristian democracy
Political positionCentre-right to right-wing
Regional affiliationChristian Democrat Organization of America (observer)
ColoursBlue, Yellow, White

At the legislative elections, 6 October 2002, the party won 1 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. The party lost all representation in the Congress in the 2006 elections.

On 3 August 2017, the party changed its name to the current Christian Democracy.[3]

Electoral resultsEdit

Election Candidate Running mate Colligation First round Second round Result
Votes % Votes %
1998 José Maria Eymael (PSDC) Josmar Oliveira Alderete (PSDC) None 171,831 0.25% (#9) - - Lost  N
2002 None* None None - - - - -
2006 José Maria Eymael (PSDC) José Paulo da Silva Neto (PSDC) None 63,294 0.07% (#6) - - Lost  N
2010 José Maria Eymael (PSDC) José Paulo da Silva Neto (PSDC) None 89,350 0.09% (#5) - - Lost  N
2014 José Maria Eymael (PSDC) Roberto Lopes (PSDC) None 61,250 0.06% (#9) - - Lost  N
2018 José Maria Eymael (DC) Hélvio Costa (DC) None 41,710 0.04% (#12) - - Lost  N
Source: Election Resources: Federal Elections in Brazil – Results Lookup

*DC supported José Serra (PSDB) and Rita Camata (PMDB) in the second round of 2002 general elections.


  1. ^[permanent dead link]:::
  2. ^ "Sobre Nós" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on April 10, 2017. Retrieved December 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "PSDC vai ao TSE para se tornar o "Democracia Cristã"".

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Preceded by Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
27 - CD (DC)
Succeeded by