Party of the Republic

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Party of the Republic
Partido da República
President Valdimar Costa Neto
Founded December 21, 2006
Merger of PL and PRONA
Headquarters SCN-Qd. 2, Bl. D Sala 601, Edifício Liberty Mall Asa Norte
Brasília
Membership 768,480[1]
Ideology Liberal conservatism
Nationalism
Populism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation For Brazil to keep on changing
International affiliation None
Colours Red, Blue and White
TSE Identification Number 22
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
40 / 513
Seats in the Senate
4 / 81
City councillors
3,110 / 51,610
Website
www.partidodarepublica.org.br

The Party of the Republic (Portuguese: Partido da República, PR) is a Brazilian political party.

History[edit]

It was founded on December 21, 2006 by the merger of the Evangelical-influenced Liberal Party (Partido Liberal, PL) and the far-right Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (Partido da Reedificação da Ordem Nacional, PRONA).

At the 2010 elections, the party focused on the parliamentary elections; it won 41 of the 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 4 of the 81 Senate seats.

Sergio Victor Tamer, the party's founder, was president from 2006-2014. Alfredo Nascimento succeeded Tamer as the president of the PR until April 2016 when he resigned due to the party leadership not supporting the Impeachment of Dilma Rousseff. However, 26 of the PR's MPs did vote for her impeachment.

References[edit]

Preceded by
21 - BCP (PCB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
22 - RP (PR)
Succeeded by
23 - PSP (PPS)