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Brazilian Labour Party (current)

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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 working class.[9] It is the seventh largest political party in Brazil with more than a million affiliated as of 2022.[10]

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Brazilian Labour Party
Partido Trabalhista Brasileiro
PresidentKassyo Santos Ramos (acting)
Honourary PresidentRoberto Jefferson
FounderIvete Vargas
Founded21 November 1979; 43 years ago (1979-11-21)
Registered3 November 1981; 41 years ago (1981-11-03)
Merger ofParty of the Nation's Retirees
Social Democratic Party
Preceded byBrazilian Labour Party
HeadquartersSAS, Qd. 1, Bloco M, Ed. Libertas, Loja 101
Brasília, Brazil
Think tankIvete Vargas Foundation
Youth wingLabour Christian Conservative Youth
PTB Youth
Membership (November 2021)Decrease1,075,750[1]
IdeologySocial conservatism
Brazilian nationalism
Right-wing populism[2]
National conservatism

Christian right[3]
Catholic social teaching[4]
Brazilian Integralism[6]
Economic liberalism
Left-wing nationalism[7]
Political positionRight-wing to far-right[2]
Colours  Black
  Navy blue
Slogan"God, Family, Homeland and Freedom"
TSE Identification Number14
215 / 5,568
Federal Senate
0 / 81
Chamber of Deputies
1 / 513
State assemblies
30 / 1,024
City councillors
2,474 / 56,810

Despite the name suggesting a left-leaning unionist labour party, the PTB was mostly a centrist party for most of its history, considered part of the Centrão, a bloc of parties without consistent ideological orientation which supports different sides of the political spectrum in order to gain political previleges.[11] As such, they supported the presidency of Fernando Collor de Mello, Itamar Franco, Fernando Henrique Cardoso — all considered center-rightLuiz Inácio Lula da Silva and the first term of Dilma Rousseff — who were leftist presidents.[12] Since the conservative wave in the 2010s, the party has shown strong support for the government of Jair Bolsonaro,[13] presenting policies from a more right-wing angle, in addition to affiliating federal deputy Daniel Silveira, known for making references to AI-5.[14]