Workers' Party (Brazil)

political party in Brazil

The Workers' Party (Portuguese: Partido dos Trabalhadores; abbreviated PT) is a left-wing political party in Brazil. The party follows democratic socialist principles. Some members are followers of the Christian left, Labourism, democratic socialism and social democracy.

The party was founded on 10 February 1980 in São Paulo by Paul Singer.[1] It has been one of the most popular parties in Brazil since 2003.

Two Brazilian presidents have been members of the party, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff.

The party won every presidential election in Rio de Janeiro from 1998 to 2014 and in Minas Gerais from 2002 to 2014. The Workers' Party is also popular in the north and northeast. In the 2010 election, Dilma Rousseff received a lot of support from poor Brazilians.[2] She also had a majority of support from Catholics.

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