Social Christian Party (Brazil)

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Social Christian Party

Partido Social Cristão
PresidentEveraldo Pereira
Founded1985[1]
HeadquartersRio de Janeiro and Brasília, Brazil
Membership422,840[2]
IdeologyConservatism[3]
Christian democracy[4]
Economic liberalism[5]
Christian right[6]
Political positionCentre-right[7]
to Right-wing[8]
ReligionEvangelicalism
Colours         Green & white
TSE Identification Number20
Seats in the Federal Senate
1 / 81
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
9 / 513
Governorships
2 / 27
Seats in Legislative Assemblies
30 / 1,024
Mayors
87 / 5,568
Councilmen
1,525 / 56,810
Website
http://www.psc.org.br/

The Social Christian Party (Portuguese: Partido Social Cristão, PSC) is a conservative political party in Brazil.

In the 2018 election, the party elected 2 Governors, 1 Senator, 9 Federal Deputies and 30 State Deputies.[9][10][11][12]

History[edit]

The party was founded in 1985, as a Christian democratic party.[13] 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.[14] 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.

Incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro was a former member of the party.[15]

Electoral results[edit]

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.

Presidential elections[edit]

Year Candidate Votes %
1989 No candidate, endorsed Fernando Collor de Mello n/a n/a
1994 Hernani Fortuna 238,257 0.40%
1998 Sergio Bueno 124,546 0.20%
2002 No candidate, endorsed Anthony Garotinho n/a n/a
2010 No candidate, endorsed Dilma Rousseff n/a n/a
2014 Pastor Everaldo 780,513 0.75%
2018 No candidate, endorsed Álvaro Dias n/a n/a

References[edit]

Pastor Everaldo Pereira (left)
  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-07-28. Retrieved 2016-07-28. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) (in portuguese)
  2. ^ http://inter04.tse.jus.br/ords/dwtse/f?p=2001:104:::NO::: (in portuguese)
  3. ^ "Missão e Valores".
  4. ^ "Qual é a ideologia de cada partido brasileiro?".
  5. ^ "Governo Bolsonaro está copiando tudo o que eu disse em 2014”, diz presidente do PSC".
  6. ^ "A força dos evangélicos".
  7. ^ Maioria dos partidos se posiciona como de Centro. Veja quem sobra no campo da Direita e da Esquerda".
  8. ^ "Conheça a história do Partido Social Cristão (PSC)".
  9. ^ "PT supera MDB e governará quatro estados; veja quem são os eleitos". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  10. ^ "Saiba como eram e como ficaram as bancadas no Senado, partido a partido". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  11. ^ "Saiba como eram e como ficaram as bancadas na Câmara dos Deputados, partido a partido". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  12. ^ "PSL multiplica por 4 número de deputados nas Assembleias; MDB é o que mais perde". G1 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  13. ^ "Conheça a história do Partido Social Cristão (PSC)". Estudo Prático (in Portuguese). 2015-10-28. Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  14. ^ Brasil, CPDOC-Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação História Contemporânea do. "PARTIDO SOCIAL CRISTAO (PSC)". CPDOC - Centro de Pesquisa e Documentação de História Contemporânea do Brasil (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  15. ^ "Deputado Jair Bolsonaro deixa o PSC e se filia ao PSL". pleno.news (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-01-13.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
19 - PODE
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
20 - SCP (PSC)
Succeeded by
21 - BCP (PCB)