Brazilian Democratic Movement

big tent political party in Brazil

The Brazilian Democratic Movement (Portuguese: Movimento Democrático Brasileiro, MDB) is a Brazilian centrist political party. When they were founded, they were the opposition to the Brazilian military government.

Brazilian Democratic Movement
Movimento Democrático Brasileiro
PresidentBaleia Rossi
Secretary-GeneralJorge Caruso
Founded4 December 1965 (original MDB)
30 June 1981 (registered as PMDB)
19 December 2017 (altered its name back to MDB)
Dissolved20 December 1979 (original MDB)
HeadquartersCâmara dos Deputados - Presidência do MDB, Ed. Principal sala T4 - Esplanada dos Ministérios
IdeologyBig tent[1][2]
Third way
Economic liberalism[3]
Economic nationalism[4]
Social conservatism[3]
Political positionCentre to centre-right[5][6]
Centre to centre-left[7][8]
Regional affiliationCOPPPAL
             Yellow, red and black
TSE Identification Number15
Chamber of Deputies
34 / 513
Federal Senate
12 / 81
7 / 27
State Assemblies
147 / 1,024
1,022 / 5,570
City Councillors
7,825 / 56,810

Social liberals and social democrats broke with the party in 1988 to form the Brazilian Social Democracy Party.

References change

  1. Rhodes, Sybil (2006). Social Movements and Free-Market Capitalism in Latin America. State University of New York Press. p. 117.
  2. Lansford, Tom, ed. (2014). "Switzerland". Political Handbook of the World 2014. CQ Press/SAGE. p. 183. ISBN 9781483333281.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Direita ou esquerda? Análise de votações indica posição de partidos brasileiros no espectro ideológico". BBC News Brasil.
  4. "Roberto Requião critica projeto de Temer de "neoliberal"". Jornal GGN. Retrieved 7 February 2018.[permanent dead link]
  5. Sara Brandellero; Derek Pardue; Georg Wink, eds. (2020). Living (Il)legalities in Brazil: Practices, Narratives and Institutions in a Country on the Edge. Routledge. ISBN 9781000057683.
  6. "Michel Temer: Brazil ex-president arrested in corruption probe". BBC. 21 March 2019. Retrieved 18 June 2020. Mr Temer, from the centre-right MDB party, took over the Brazilian presidency in August 2016 following the impeachment of leftist Dilma Rousseff, a process in which he played a key role.
  7. Power, Timothy J. (2008). Kingstone, Peter (ed.). Centering Democracy?: Ideological Cleavages and Convergence in the Brazilian Political Class: Democratic Brazil Revisited. University of Pittsburgh Press. p. 89.
  8. Porto, Mauro P. (2008). Democratization and Election News Coverage in Brazil: Handbook of Election News Coverage Around the World. Routledge. p. 253.