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by AD, 29 September 2004
The Brazilian Progressive Party is now obsolete. Now, its name is "Progressive
Party". And PPB has a new name: PP. See:
http://www.pp.org.br/. And the flag isn't PPB, but PP.
AD, 29 September 2004
image by Carlos Noronha and António MartinsThe flag logo of the PPB was at www.ppb.org.br.
According to Carlos Noronha, this is perhaps the Brazilian party most
to the right of the political spectrum. The flag is a blue over red horizontal
bicolor with the white initials centered in an italic font.
Jorge Candeias, 9 May 1999
This is weird, because the colors are the same as those of the best-known
Spanish right-wing party in the late 70s and early 80s, Fuerza Nueva
(New Force). Its flag was square, divided from upper fly to lower hoist
blue over red, with "F" on the top hoist and "N" on the bottom fly (white
letters in a sans serif font). The colors are those of the uniforms of
the FET y de las JONS, the single party during General Franco's
regime--the blue shirt of the Falange combined with the red beret of the
Carlists. The red and blue combination still tends to be seen in Spanish
politics as denoting right wing orientations. Where do the Brazilian right-wing
red and blue come from?
Santiago Dotor, 11 May 1999