Popular Socialist Party (Brazil)
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|Founded||March 19, 1992|
|Preceded by||Brazilian Communist Party|
|Headquarters||SCS Q. 7 bloco A - Ed. Executive Tower - sl. 826/828 - DF|
|TSE Identification Number||23|
|Seats in the Chamber of Deputies||
9 / 513
|Seats in the Senate||
1 / 81
It was founded in 1992, after the main body of the Brazilian Communist Party decided to dissolve the party and refound it as a democratic socialist party as part of a political realignment following the collapse of the Soviet Union. A minority faction retained the old name.
The PPS was a part of the coalition government of Brazilian President Luis Inácio da Silva until December 2004, when its national executive decided to withdraw its support. Ciro Gomes of the PPS did not resign his position as Minister for National Integration, leading to his being removed from the PPS's National Executive. At the 2006 legislative elections, the party won 21 seats in the chamber of deputies. At the same time, party members retained the state governorships of Mato Grosso and Rondônia. In the presidential election, the PPS endorsed Geraldo Alckmin of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB).
The PPS suffered setbacks in the 2010 general elections, where it won 12 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (-10 from 2006.) However, it also won its first Senate seat. It won no state governorships. The party again supported the PSDB presidential candidate, this time José Serra, and was part of his Brazil can do more alliance.
|2006||No candidate, endorsed Geraldo Alckmin||n/a||n/a|
|2010||No candidate, endorsed José Serra||n/a||n/a|
|2014||No candidate, endorsed Marina Silva||n/a||n/a|
- Kinzo, Maria D'Alva G. (2001), "Transitions: Brazil", Democracy in Latin America: (Re)Constructing Political Society (United Nations University Press), p. 39
- Matos, Carolina (2008), Journalism and Political Democracy in Brazil, Lexington Books, p. 295
- Steve Kingstone, "Political blow for Brazil's Lula", BBC News, 13 December 2004.
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