Christian Democratic Party (Brazil)

The Christian Democratic Party (Portuguese: Partido Democrata Cristão, PDC) was a political party in Brazil founded in 1945. The PDC, a small party supporting traditional Christian values, never achieved electoral success and was banned by the military government in 1965.

Christian Democratic Party

Partido Democrata Cristão
Merged intoReform Progressive Party
IdeologyChristian democracy
Political positionCentre-right
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The party was re-created following the fall of the military in 1985, and subsequently merged with other parties, including the Democratic Social Party,[1] to form the right-wing Brazilian Progressive Party (PPB) in 1993.

The current president of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro was a member of the party from 1988 to the merging with Democratic Social Party.


  1. Kevin J. Middlebrook (31 August 2000). Conservative Parties, the Right, and Democracy in Latin America. JHU Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-8018-6386-8.