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Brazilian Social Democracy Party reaches 30 with little to celebrate

psdb history
PSDB leaders in the 1980s
psdb history
PSDB leaders in the 1980s

The date was June 21, 1995. Sérgio Motta, Brazil’s then-communications minister, was all smiles. In Brasilia, his Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) was settling into government having recorded an overwhelming victory at the 1994 presidential election. The PSDB candidate, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, received 54 percent of votes, wrapping up the election without the need for a second-round...

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