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Other Brazilian Political Parties

(less than 25 seats in Congress)

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Partido dos Aposentados da Nação (PAN)

Party of the Nation's Retirees

[Partido dos Aposentados da Nação (Brazil)] image by Jorge Candeias

A small party with little electoral expression but some media coverage. The image is based on one I found in their website, suggesting that the party flag is white with the party logo. The logo consists of a green lozenge partially covered to the right by an orange ellipse. The initials are placed over this geometrical pattern in thick blue italic characters, occupying the area of the lozenge, and the party name in full is written in small italics to its right.
Jorge Candeias, 9 May 1999

Partido Federalista (PF)

Federalist Party

Partido Federalista (Brazil)] image by Joseph McMillan

The Federalist Party wants a more federal structure for Brazil, transferring more power from the central government to the states.
Jorge Candeias, 9 May 1999

The Federalist Party's new flag is a totally white rectangle with a four color tree at the center. The tree's colors are:

  • Trunk: 'Urucum' Red (typical tonality of the Brazilwood pigment)
  • Top ball: Royal Blue
  • Left ball: Flag-Green
  • Right ball: Gold-Yellow
The three balls symbolize the three political powers (legislative, executive, and judicial), the three levels of political administration (federal, state and municipal) and the entire tree symbolizes life. The royal blue color symbolizes the Brazilian sky, our rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean. Flag-green symbolizes vegetation, golden-yellow symbolizes gold, white symbolizes peace, and the "Urucum" red symbolizes the Brazilwood pigment, that gave Brazil its name.
Sérgio Pereira, 27 September 2002

The PF is not registered with the Brazilian Supreme Electoral Tribunal and therefore had no candidates for election in the 2002 campaign.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Geral dos Trabalhadores

General Party of the Workers

According to Article 2 of the party statute the flag is green and yellow, with two green stripes, the upper inscribed Partido Geral dos Trabalhadores in blue and the lower O Partido da Gente in blue, the yellow stripe with the inscription PGT 30 in blue, with the symbol of the PGT in white outlined blue diagonally over the letter G. The symbol includes a tool combining a ballpoint pen with its point over the lower part of the letter P and a wrench with its mouth on the upper part of the T.
The PGT failed to elect any federal deputies or senators in 2002.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Humanista (PH)

Humanist Party

[Partido Humanista (Brazil)] image by Guillermo Tell Aveledo

Not represented in Congress.

Partido Humanista da Solidariedade

Humanist Party of Solidarity

[Partido Humanista da Solidariedade (Brazil)] image by Joseph McMillan

You can see images of flags at the party's website. Click Galeria de Fotos.
Francisco Santos, 24 April 2003

The PHS flag is definitely official, as it is described in PHS party documentation and illustrated at the party's official website.
Joseph McMillan, 25 April 2003

Partido do Mobilização Nacional (PMN)

National Mobilization Party

National Mobilization Party (Brazil image by  Jorge Candeias

The National Mobilization Party usually goes to elections preaching ideals of freedom for Brazil. Though not being, as far as I know, a regionalist party, it is based in the state of Minas Gerais and its symbols are based on the symbols of Minas, which in turn were based on the symbols adopted by the rebellion known as the Inconfidência Mineira." The flag is therefore white with a red triangle.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

According to article 3 of the party statute, "The flag is white with a red equilateral triangle on the center with the inscription in base in black, "PMN" (outside the polygon)." The PMN elected one deputy in the 2002 elections.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Nacional do Consumidor (PNC)

National Consumers Party

National Consumers Party (Brazil) image by  Guillermo Tell Aveledo

The National Consumers Party is (still?) not a registered party, but has a web presence, in which it talks about the defense of the consumer's rights as its main objective, and with a prominent logo featuring a flag: a green-yellow vertical bicolor with the party's initials in blue overall, in an evident alusion to the national flag.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

No seats in Congress.
Joseph McMillan, 16 April 2001

Partido Renovadora Nacional (PRN)

National Renewal Party

National Renewal Party (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias

This flag belongs to a party that nearly vanished from the Brazilian political scene. The PRN (Party of National Renewal) was the party behind former President Collor de Mello, who got impeached for corruption some years ago. The flag is white with black initials below a logo that could be described as an outlined graffitti version of the brazilian flag: a dark green rectangle, a yellow lozenge, and a blue circle.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro

Brazilian Renewer Labor Party

Brazilian Renewer Labor Party image by Joseph McMillan

Images of the flag at the party website.
Francisco Santos, 24 April 2003

Partido de Reedificação da Ordem Nacional (PRONA)

Party for Rebuilding National Order

Party for Rebuilding National Order 
(Brazil) image by Guillermo Tell Aveledo

PRONA elected six candidates to the Chamber of Deputies in 2002.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Social Cristão

Social Christian Party

Social Christian Party (Brazil) image by Guillermo Tell Aveledo

Article 2 of the party statute defines the flag as either "a green or white field and the fish logo in green or white." It doesn't mention the name as shown above. The PSC elected a single deputy in the 2002 elections.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Social Democrata Cristão

Christian Social Democratic Party

Christian Social Democratic Party (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias, 4 August 2005

The party website, provides official specifications for the flag.
Joe McMillan, 6 February 2001

The official norms for manufacture of the PSDC flag at the party website give dimensions of 60 x 100, 90 x 150 or 120 x 200 cm. The flag has two yellow stripes lengthwise at the top and bottom and a blue central stripe, all equal. On the center the initials PSDC with all the letters white except the "S" which is yellow , all in Arial bold italic letters 14, 21, or 28 cm high depending on the size of the flag. The PSDC elected one deputy in 2002.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Partido Verde

Green Party

Green Party (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias

A green party without a green flag and without the almighty sunflower of the international ecological political movement. Instead, the flag of this party is white with the party logo centered. The logo is also in the nature of graffitti, with a green "V" within a green circle. The source for this image is a photograph from one of the party's websites, so the accuracy (in terms of usage) is high. Carlos Noronha confirms it. I find it interesting that this flag and arrangement reminds me of the international banner of peace.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

Article 4 of the party statute provides for "a white flag with the "V" inside a circle, both green."
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

The Greens elected five federal deputies in the 2002 elections.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002


[Suggested New Flag of Brazil] image by António Martins-Tuválkin and Joe McMillan, 26 April 2009

This one is unbelievable:  in Brazil, a group of citizens is lobbying to add "love" to the national motto "order and progress!"  At their site [no longer available-Ed.] "Bota amor nessa bandeira!" ("Put some love on that flag!"), a photo of a real flag (i.e., made of cloth) can be seen--which could be considered illegal, since the Brazilian constitution explicitly forbids any changes to (or variants from) the national flag.  (I wonder if the state flags of Mato Grosso or Ceará would qualify).
António Martins, 22 November 1998

The Wikipedia article on Auguste Comte presents similar symbolism in a paragraph at
"The motto _Ordem e Progresso_ ("Order and Progress") in the flag of Brazil is inspired by Auguste Comte's motto of positivism: _L'amour pour principe et l'ordre pour base; le progrès pour but_ ("Love as a principle and order as the basis; Progress as the goal"). It was inserted because several of the people involved in the military coup d'état that deposed the monarchy and proclaimed Brazil a republic were followers of the ideas of Comte."

After reading the full quote of the Comte's motto, the proposal to include the word "love" in the flag seems much more sensible. The reference for this quote is from his work titled "Système de politique positive", first issued in 1852. There seems to be the Positivist Church of Brazil, using this motto as well, apparently venerating the humanist founding fathers of Brazil who were obviously influenced by Comte. They seem to have a story on how the well known Brazilian flag came to be. I am not sure if the movement for "Amor" has any connection to this church.
Željko Heimer
, 1 April 2009

A full quote, of which I have not able to track the source, is:
"L’amour pour principe, l’ordre pour base, et le progrès pour but; tel est, d’après ce long discours préliminaire, le caractère fondamental du régime définitif que le positivisme vient inaugurer." ("Love as a principle and order as the basis, and progress as the goal; here is, following this long preliminary speech, the fundamental feature of the definitive regime that positivism comes to inaugurate.")

The motto "L’amour pour principe, l’ordre pour base, et le progrès pour but" appears on the front page of volume II ("Tome deuxième, contenant la statistique sociale ou le traité abstrait de l'ordre humain" - Volume II, including the social statistic or the abstract treaty of the human order). Page 65 of this volume contains another famous quote: "[...] on doit toujours appliquer la formule sacrée des positivistes: l'amour pour principe, l'Ordre pour base, et le Progrès pour but". (We should always apply the sacred formula of the positivists: [...])

This seems to indicate that the motto was originally quoted, provided that the quote given above is accurate, in volume I of the book, published in 1851.

The full title of the book is: "Système de politique positive, ou Traité de Sociologie, instituant la religion de l'humanity" ("System of positive politics or Treaty of Sociology, establishing the religion of humanity")
Ivan Sache, 10 April 2009