Christian Labour Party

Christian Labour Party

Partido Trabalhista Cristão
President Daniel Tourinho
Founded 1985 (PJ)

1989 (PRN)

2000 (PTC)
Headquarters Av. Nilo Peçanha, 50 – Centro – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Ideology Christian democracy




Economic liberalism


National liberalism

Right-wing populism
Political position Centre


National affiliation For Brazil to keep on changing (2010-2013)

Brazil can do more (2013-present)
International affiliation None
Colors   Gold, blue
TSE Identification Number 36
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
0 / 513
Seats in the Senate
0 / 81

The Christian Labour Party (Portuguese: Partido Trabalhista Cristão; PTC), formerly named National Reconstruction Party (Portuguese: Partido da Reconstrução Nacional; PRN), is a liberal-conservative political party in Brazil.

The party was founded in 1985 as the Youth Party (Partido da Juventude, PJ) by Daniel Tourinho, a Brazilian lawyer. In 1989 the party was renamed National Reconstruction Party. Fernando Collor de Mello represented the party in the 1989 Brazilian presidential election, the country's first direct election since the 1964 Brazilian coup d'état, which followed a redemocratization process started in the 1980s. Collor was elected president and took office in 1990. The party carried out a platform of encouraging free trade, opening Brazil's market to imports, privatizing state-run companies, and attempting to reduce Brazil's rampant hyperinflation by way of the Plano Collor (Collor Plan), which significantly reduced inflation rates in 1991, but was followed by a renewed and persistent, though smaller uptick in 1992. Inflation continued rising until the 1994 Plano Real.

Following the impeachment of Fernando Collor for corruption and influence peddling charges in 1992, the party lost suffered a deep confidence crisis, lost all federal representation[citation needed] and eventually changed its name to Christian Labour Party (Partido Trabalhista Cristão, PTC) in 2000.

In 2016, Collor, elected senator in 2007, re-joined PTC, which thus regained federal parliamentary representation. He left in 2019 to join the Republican Party of the Social Order and PTC again lost representation.

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Preceded by

35 - PBW (PMB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties

36 - CLP (PTC)
Succeeded by

40 - BSP (PSB)

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