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Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement

Partido do Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (PMDB)

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[Flag of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement] image by Joseph McMillan

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About the Flag

In a newly promulgated Visual Identity Manual, a new flag consisting of a white field with the logo, which is the initials of the party in black italic sans-serif type, a red flame issuing from the top of the M, and green and yellow swashes below the letters.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002


Former Flags of the PMDB

First Flag

Former Flag of Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement image by Jorge Candeias

Previously, the PMDB used a red over black bicolor with the initials in white along the center, a design very common in Latin-American revolutionary and left-wing movements. I seem to recall that this party was a sort of "umbrella" of the left-wing opposition during the Brazilian dictatorship, which could explain the choice of colors of the old flag and the change. According to Carlos Noronha, the old flag is still very commonly seen at party events, perhaps even more than the new one.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

Second Flag

[Former Flag of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement] image by Guillermo Tell Aveledo

The PMDB's flag is white with the initials in black below a circle painted in degrade from red (bottom) to yellow (top).
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999


About the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement

The PMDB (Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement) is one of the largest parties of Brazil, on the left side of the socialist area.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

The PMDB grew out of the principal opposition to the military government in the 1970s and 80s.  It is now considered a centrist-conservative grouping and part of President Cardoso's ruling coalition. 
Joseph McMillan, 16 April 2001

The PMDB elected 74 deputies and 9 senators in the 2002 elections, making it the third largest party in Congress.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002