Brazilian Liberal Party
Deputy Alvaro Valle (PDS-Rio
de Janeiro) founded the center-right Liberal Party (Partido
Liberal--PL) in 1985. Dubbed the businessman's Workers' Party, the
Liberal Party rapidly supplanted the Liberal Front Party (Partido
da Frente Liberal--PFL) in São
Paulo. In the elections of November 15, 1986, the Liberal Party
secured seven seats in the Chamber of Deputies and one in the Senate.
It received 4.8 percent of the national vote in 1990 and elected
fifteen deputies. On taking their seats in February 1991, the new
Liberal Party deputies joined the opposition bloc against Collor.
In 1994 the Liberal Party elected no governors, one senator, and
Data as of April 1997