Brazilian Labour Party (current)

Brazilian Labour Party

Partido Trabalhista Brasileiro
President Roberto Jefferson
Founder Ivete Vargas
Founded 3 November 1981
Preceded by Brazilian Labour Party (historical)
Headquarters SAS, Qd. 1, Bloco M, Ed. Libertas, Loja 101

Brasília, Brazil
Membership 1,192,725[1]
Ideology Liberal conservatism

Paternalistic conservatism





Political position Centre-right[2]


Colours Black
TSE Identification Number 14
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
12 / 513
Seats in the Senate
0 / 81

The Brazilian Labour Party (Portuguese: Partido Trabalhista Brasileiro, PTB) is a political party in Brazil founded in 1981 by Ivete Vargas, niece of President Getúlio Vargas. It claims the legacy of the historical PTB, although many historians reject this because the early version of PTB was a center-left party with wide support in the low class.[4] Despite the name suggesting a left-leaning unionist labour party, the PTB joined a coalition led by the centrist/centre-right PSDB.

History [ edit ]

In 1981, the military dictatorship that had dismantled the historic PTB decided to revoke its legislation which enforced a two-party state. Ivete Vargas, niece of Getúlio Vargas, became the president of the party.

Soon thereafter, a social-democratic wing of the original PTB, led by Leonel Brizola, founded the Democratic Labour Party (PDT). This all but ensured that the PTB would abandon leftist politics, ultimately embracing centrist or slightly right-leaning politics.[citation needed]

In 1989 a small dissident faction of moderate social democrats and populists abandoned the PTB and founded the Labour Party of Brazil (PTdoB).

Popular support [ edit ]

At the legislative elections of October 6, 2002, the party won 26 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 3 out of 81 seats in the Senate.

Before the 2010 presidential election, PTB participated in the coalition government of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and did not field presidential candidates. The party, however, did not support Lula's candidate to succeed him, Dilma Rousseff (herself a former historical PTB/PDT member), as it embarked on PSDB José Serra's failed campaign for President.[5]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ André Shalders - @shaldim Da BBC Brasil em São Paulo (11 September 2017). "Direita ou esquerda? Análise de votações indica posição de partidos brasileiros no espectro ideológico - BBC News Brasil". BBC News Brasil. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ Derbyshire, J. Denis; Derbyshire, Ian (1989). Political Systems Of The World. Allied Publishers. p. 114. ISBN 9788170233077. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Election Resources on the Internet: Federal Elections in Brazil". Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Brazil Elections Result". Retrieved December 8, 2014.

External links [ edit ]

Preceded by

13 - WP (PT)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties

14 - BLP (PTB)
Succeeded by

15 - BDM (MDB)
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