Party of the Brazilian Women

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Party of the Brazilian Women (Portuguese: Partido da Mulher Brasileira, PMB) is a political party in Brazil which uses the number 35.[1] Known for its non-feminist and anti-abortion stance, the party is represented by one deputy in the Chamber of Deputies, who is a man. [2]

The PMB was founded in 2015 by Sued Haidar, who doubled as the president of the party's National Committee.[3] At its peak, the party was tenth largest party represented in congress,[4] represented by 21 federal deputies in the Chamber of Deputies,[3] only two of which are women,[4] and one representative in the Federal Senate, Senator Hélio José.[4] Most of the deputies have since left the party, and José switched his party affiliation to the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party in March 2016.[5]

As of January 2017, the PMB has 38,438 members.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Party of Brazilian Women - TSE
  2. ^ Salek, Silvia (May 16, 2016). "How Rousseff has highlighted Brazil's sexism problem". BBC. Brazil. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "An Anti-feminist Women's Party". plus55. February 24, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Douglas, Bruce (December 29, 2015). "The Party of the Brazilian Woman is not actually a women's political party". The Guardian. Rio de Janeiro. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Após ascensão meteórica, novato PMB se torna menor partido do Congresso Nacional - Política - iG". Último Segundo. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ http://inter04.tse.jus.br/ords/dwtse/f?p=2001:104:::NO:::

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