Social Christian Party (Brazil)
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|Founded||1970 (as Republican Democratic Party)|
1985 (as Social Christian Party)
|Headquarters||Rio de Janeiro and Brasília, Brazil|
Catholic social teaching
|Colours||Green & white|
|TSE Identification Number||20|
|Seats in the Federal Senate|
1 / 81
|Seats in the Chamber of Deputies|
9 / 513
2 / 27
|Seats in Legislative Assemblies|
30 / 1,024
87 / 5,568
1,525 / 56,810
The party was founded in 1985, as a Christian democratic party. The party supported Fernando Collor de Mello in the presidential election of 1989, and in 1990, the party won first place in the state election for Alagoas, the home state of then-President Collor. However, from 1994, the party declined: its candidates repeatedly lost votes, surpassing only those from far-left parties, who originated from rebel wings of the Workers Party without popular support. The PSC did not elect more than 3 representatives in the three subsequent elections.
The party is often associated with conservative evangelicalism because the leadership of the Pastor Everaldo Pereira, a national leader of Assemblies of God in Brazil, over the party. Despite this, the party does not have any affiliation with any church and many of the officials elected by the party, like the incumbents Governor and Vice Governor of Rio de Janeiri Wilson Witzel and Claudio Castro being practising catholics, with the latter being a well-know catholic music singer and activist.
The party is a vocal supporter of social conservatism, harsh opposing Abortion, LGBT rights, gender theory and legalization of marijuana. On economics, the party is more moderate, supporting a free-market system with privatization of many of the brazilian government-owned companies like Petrobrás with an extensive social safety net.
The party adopted a Hard-line stance against organized crime and drug trafficking in the governorship of Rio de Janeiro. Under Witzel's government, the number of police operations substantially grows, as the death of civilians and criminals in combats. Conversely, the number of the members of police which have deceased in combat has been fallen since the first day of Witzel's governorship, together with the number of manslaughteres, shots and robberies in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which numbers are in decay since the beginning of mandate. Nevertheless, Witzel has been criticized by the high number of civilian victims of the confrontational politics which he implemented, which includes poor children and elders.
At the legislative elections of 6 October 2002, the party won 1 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. At the legislative elections of October 1, 2006, the party won 9 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. At the legislative elections of October 3, 2010, the party won 17 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 1 seat in the Senate. At the legislative elections of October 5, 2014, the party won 13 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 1 seat in the Senate. At the legislative elections of October 7, 2014, the party won 9 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 1 seat in the Senate.
|1989||No candidate, endorsed Fernando Collor de Mello||n/a||n/a|
|2002||No candidate, endorsed Anthony Garotinho||n/a||n/a|
|2010||No candidate, endorsed Dilma Rousseff||n/a||n/a|
|2018||No candidate, endorsed Álvaro Dias||n/a||n/a|
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