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Change Brazil
Muda Brasil
Leader (s) José Serra
(2010–2013)
Aécio Neves
(2013–present)
Founded 2010; 6 years ago (2010)
Political position Centre
Seats in the Chamber
136 / 513
Seats in the Senate
25 / 81
Governorships
11 / 27

Brazil Can Do More (Portuguese: O Brasil pode mais), renamed Change Brazil (Portuguese: Muda Brasil) as of 2014, is a centrist electoral coalition in Brazil formed around the centre-left Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) for the 2010 presidential election. It is formed by six parties: PSDB, Democrats (DEM), Brazilian Labour Party (PTB), Socialist People's Party (PPS), Party of National Mobilization (PMN) and Labour Party of Brazil (PTdoB). Its presidential candidate is former São Paulo Governor José Serra from PSDB and the vice-presidential candidate is Rio de Janeiro federal deputy Indio da Costa from DEM.

On October 3, Serra was the second top voted candidate at the presidential election. Because the top voted candidate, Dilma Rousseff, was not able to get 50% of the unspoilt votes, she faced Serra in a run-off on October 31, which Rouseff won.

At the parliamentary election, the Brazil Can Do More coalition gained 136 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies,[1] as well as 25 out of 81 seats in the Federal Senate.[2] This result was an all-time low for the Lulista opposition. On the other hand, the center-left For Brazil to Keep on Changing coalition, which gathered around Lula's chosen successor Dilma Rousseff, reached an all-time high.

For the 2014 elections, the alliance changed its name to Change Brazil (Portuguese: Muda Brasil) and was led by Aécio Neves.

Composition[edit]

Party Main ideology Leader/s
Brazilian Social Democracy Party Third Way Aécio Neves
Brazilian Labour Party Populism Roberto Jefferson
Democrats Liberal conservatism José Agripino Maia
Solidarity Social democracy Paulo Pereira da Silva
National Labour Party Centrism José Masci de Abreu
Party of National Mobilization Populism Telma Ribeiro dos Santos
National Ecologic Party Green conservatism Adilson Barroso
Christian Labour Party Christian democracy Daniel Tourinho
Labour Party of Brazil Centrism Luis Tibé

Electoral results[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

2010
Round Candidate Running mate Votes  %
1st José Serra Indio da Costa 33,132,283 32,61%
2nd 43,711,388 43.95%
2014
Round Candidate Running mate Votes  %
1st Aécio Neves Aloysio Nunes 34,897,211 33.55%
2nd 51,041,155 48.36%

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Chamber of Deputies
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2010 27,082,726 (#2) 28.0
136 / 513
Henrique Eduardo Alves
2014 24,706,769 (#2) 25.52
128 / 513
Decrease 8
Aécio Neves
Federal Senate
Election year # of
overall votes
 % of
overall vote
# of
overall seats won
+/– Leader
2010 57,617,892 (#2) 33.8
25 / 81
Henrique Eduardo Alves
2014 30,729,552 (#2) 34.47
19 / 81
Decrease 6
Aécio Neves

References[edit]