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This article gives an overview of liberal parties in Brazil. It is limited to liberal parties with substantial support, mainly demonstrated by having had representation in parliament. The sign ⇒ indicates a reference to another party in that scheme. For inclusion in this scheme, it isn't necessary so that parties labeled themselves as a liberal party.


Liberalism was organized in Brazil since 1831 in a traditional way as the opposition to conservatism. With the republican revolution of 1889, organized liberalism disappeared. Some liberal parties were founded in twentieth century. Since 1966, liberalism was best represented by the Democratic Movement. After multi-partyism became a fact, more parties labeled themselves as liberal, but the word was used by moderate conservative forces. At the moment three parties name themselves liberal, but the Liberal Front Party (Partido da Frente Liberal) is a conservative party, a member of the International Democrat Union. The right-wing Liberal Party (Partido Liberal) can be considered a conservative-liberal party. The centrist Brazilian Democratic Movement (Movimento Democrático Brasileiro) takes a liberal position the spectrum.

Left-wing liberalism in Brazil

Left-wing liberal movements in Brazil include some centrist parties and organizations rooted in socialism in the past, including Cidadania and Livres.

The timeline

Liberal Party (1831)

Progressive Party (1863)

New Liberal Party

Progressive Party (1882)

Republican Party

Liberal Alliance

Brazilian Democratic Movement

Popular Party

Liberal Front Party

Liberal Party (1985)


It is a libertarian party with some classic liberal members. Libertarians has no electoral register, still can not participate in elections.

New Party



Liberal leaders

See also