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Jorge Candeias wrote about PPB as the most right-wing Brazilian party and described its flag as "blue over red horizontal bicolour with white initials centered in an italic font." This is weird, because the colours are the same as those of the most known Spanish right wing party in the late 70s and early 80s, Fuerza Nueva (New Force). Its flag was square, per bend sinister blue over red, with "F" on the top hoist and "N" on the bottom fly (white letters in a sans serif font). The colours were those of the uniforms (not the flag) of FET de las JONS, the single party during General Franco's regime – the blue shirt of the Falange and the red beret of the Carlists. The red and blue combination still tends to be seen – in politics – as denoting right wing orientations. Where do the Brazilian "right-wing red and blue" come from?
Santiago Dotor, 11 May 1999