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Encyclopedia > Democratic Labour Party (Brazil)
Partido Democrático Trabalhista
Image:pdt-logo.jpg
President Carlos Roberto Lupi
Founded June 17, 1979
Headquarters Rua Sete de Setembro, 141, 4º andar , Centro
Rio de Janeiro
Political Ideology Social Democracy
International Affiliation Socialist International
Colours red, white, blue
TSE Identification Number 12
Website www.pdt.org.br
See also Politics of Brazil

Political parties
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The Democratic Labour Party (PDT) (Partido Democrático Trabalhista) is a left-wing political party in Brazil. It was founded in 1979 by left-wing leader Leonel Brizola as an attempt to reorganize the brazillian leftist forces during the end of the brazilian military dictatorship. It joined the Socialist International in 1986. The Democratic Labour Party is a name used by many political parties: Australia - Democratic Labor Party Barbados - Democratic Labour Party Brazil - Democratic Labour Party South Korea - Democratic Labour Party Trinidad and Tobago - Democratic Labour Party (major party 1960-1976) United Kingdom - Democratic Labour Party West Indies Federation See also: List... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... Leonel Brizola was a Brazilian politician (Passo Fundo, January 22nd 1922 — Rio de Janeiro, June 21st 2004). ... The official symbol of Socialist International The Socialist International (SI) is an international organisation for social democratic and democratic socialist parties. ...


The party is organized in state and municipal directories and also in cooperational social movements, such as the Black Movement, the Labour Woman Association, the Labour Syndicate Union, the Socialist Youth and the Green Labour Movement. Its national directory is composed of over 250 members, while its national executive direction is composed by 21 members.


The cooperational social movements have their own statutes and nation-wide organization.


The Socialist Youth, founded in 1981, was originally called Labour Youth. The organization's name had been changed twice: in 1984, it was changed to Socialist Labour Youth and then in 1985 to Socialist Youth. The intention was to support the group that defended the participation of PDT in the Socialist International and also the change of the party's name to Socialist Party. The last intention never hapenned.


The best result of the party in the presidential elections, was reached by historical leader Leonel Brizola, with 17 %, in the first round of the 1989 presidential elections. However, Brizola lost to rival Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, by 0,5 %, the chance of facing the right-wing candidate, Fernando Collor de Mello, at the second round. Leonel Brizola was a Brazilian politician (Passo Fundo, January 22nd 1922 — Rio de Janeiro, June 21st 2004). ... Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (pron. ... Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello (born August 12, 1949) was president of Brazil from 1990 to 1992. ...


At the last legislative elections on the sixth of October 2002, the party won 21 out of 513 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 5 out of 81 seats in the Senate. Afterwards, it went into opposition to the federal government led by Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. A legislature is a governmental deliberative body with the power to adopt laws. ... Brazil elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. ...


At the last municipal elections on October 2004, the party ellected 300 mayors, 3252 city councillors, earning 5.5 million votes. Brazil elects on the national level a head of state – the president – and a legislature. ...


After the political crisis involving the government of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, PDT has received the affiliation of many left-wing leaders from the president's party, PT, that disagree with the government policies.


External links

  • Official web site
  • PDT's Socialist Youth web site
  • Socialist International

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The 1988 constitution stipulates that the Federative Republic of Brazil is a legal democratic state, in which all power emanates from the people, who exercise it by means of elected representatives or directly.
The result of this division, disregarding fractions, is the party quotient, and each party or coalition elects as many deputies as its party quotient indicates; if there remain unallocated seats after the application of party quotients, these are distributed according to the largest average method.
Regarding ideological stance, the PT is considered a left-wing party and the PSDB a center to center-left party, while the PMDB is centrist and the PFL is positioned to the right-of-center.
Democratic Labour Party (Brazil) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (393 words)
The Democratic Labour Party (PDT) (Partido Democrático Trabalhista) is a left-wing political party in Brazil.
The party is organized in state and municipal directories and also in cooperational social movements, such as the Black Movement, the Labour Woman Association, the Labour Syndicate Union, the Socialist Youth and the Green Labour Movement.
The best result of the party in the presidential elections, was reached by historical leader Leonel Brizola, with 17 %, in the first round of the 1989 presidential elections.
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