Social Liberal Party (Brazil)
|President||Gustavo Bebbiano (acting)|
30 October 1994 (founded)|
2 June 1998 (registered)
|Headquarters||SHN, Quadra 02, Bloco F, Ed. Executive Office Tower, Sala 1.122 - Brasília (DF)|
|Membership (July 2018)||241,439|
Right-wing to Far-right
Centre to Centre-right
|Colours||Blue Green Yellow|
|TSE Identification Number||17|
|Seats in the|
Chamber of Deputies
9 / 513
|Seats in the|
0 / 81
0 / 27
|State deputies (2014)||
16 / 1,035
|City councillors (2016)||
878 / 57,720
The Social Liberal Party (Portuguese: Partido Social Liberal, PSL) is a right-wing and conservative political party in Brazil. It was founded on 30 October 1994 and was registered on the Superior Electoral Court on 2 June 1998.
At the legislative elections, 6 October 2002, the party won 1 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate. In 2006 it won no seats in the Chamber of Deputies or the Senate. In 2010, the party won 1 seat in the Chamber of Deputies and no seats in the Senate.
In 2015, the PSL underwent a reform led by the internal social liberal wing "Livres", with names such as political scientist Fábio Ostermann and journalist Leandro Narloch reinforcing the party's affiliation with social liberal policies. However, on 5 January 2018, controversial right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro became a member of the party, which prompted the "Livres" wing to leave the party in protest of Bolsonaro's social conservative views. After the exit of Livres, the party followed a national-conservative path. Since then the party has discussed a name change, either to "Republicans" (Republicanos) or "Mobilize" (Mobiliza). The party also changed its colors from purple to the more nationalist blue, yellow and green, the colors of the flag of Brazil.
Ideology and policies
Since Bolsonaro's entrance in the party, the party has changed much of its ideologies, abandoning its former social-liberal policies while keeping its economic liberal policies, supporting privatization and decentralization while at the same time adopting conservative social policies regarding abortion, legalization of marijuana and the teaching of gender identity in schools.
|Election year||Candidate||first round||second round|
|# of overall votes||% of overall vote||# of overall votes||% of overall vote|
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16 - USWP (PSTU)
| Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
17 - SLP (PSL)
18brazol - NETWORK (REDE)
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