Brazilian Labour Renewal Party

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Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro

Brazilian Labour Renewal Party
LeaderLevy Fidelix
Founded1994
HeadquartersBrasília, Federal District
São Paulo, São Paulo
Membership136,171[1]
IdeologyConservatism
National conservatism
Brazilian nationalism
Right-wing populism
Anti-communism
Brazilian Integralism[2]
Political positionFar-right[3][4][5][6]
National affiliationBrazil above everything, God above everyone
Website
http://prtb.org.br/

The Brazilian Labour Renewal Party (Portuguese: Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro, PRTB) is a conservative Brazilian political party. It was founded in 1997 and its electoral number is 28.[7] According to the party's official website, PRTB's main ideology is to establish an economic system based on participatory decision making as the primary economic mechanism for allocation in society.[8]

Overview[edit]

It was registered on the Superior Electoral Court on 18 February 1997 and Levy Fidelix was elected as party chairman.[9]

In 2006 the party gained electoral importance because of the election of ex-President Fernando Collor de Mello, impeached in 1992,[10] who made his comeback in national politics as a Senator. However, in 2007 De Mello left PRTB and switched to the Brazilian Labour Party.[11]

The party candidated its leader Levy Fidelix in the Brazilian presidential election of 2010 and he obtained 57.960 votes (0.06%).[12]

In the Brazilian general election of 2014, Fidelix was candidate again[13] and presented himself with a conservative speech and, according to him, the only right-wing candidate.[14] In the first round of the general election, Fidelix received 446.878 votes, representing 0.43% of the popular vote.[15] The PRTB's founder ranked 7th out of 11 candidates, however achieved his best performance in an election throughout his career. In the second round, Fidelix supported candidate Aécio Neves.[16]

For the Brazilian general election of 2018, PRTB formed the coalition "Brazil above everything, God above everyone" (Brasil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos) together with the Social Liberal Party to support candidate Jair Bolsonaro.[17] In May 2018, his pick for Vice President, Hamilton Mourão, joined the party.[18]

Controversies[edit]

The party has been accused of having links with neo-nazi and neofascist organizations and promoting fake news and conspiracy theories on the internet.[19]

Electoral history[edit]

Presidential elections[edit]

Election date Party candidate Number of votes Percentage of votes Number of votes Percentage of votes Result
First Round Second Round
2010 Levy Fidelix 57,960 0.06% - - Lost
2014 Levy Fidelix 446,878 0.43% - - Lost
2018 No candidate, endorsed Jair Bolsonaro 49,277,010 46.03% 57,796,972 55.13% Elected

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Election date Number of votes Percentage of votes Number of seats
1994 154,666 0.4%
0 / 513
1998 1,843,296 2.8%
0 / 513
2002 304,092 0.3%
0 / 513
2006 171,908 0.2%
0 / 513
2010 307,925 0.3%
2 / 513
2014 454,190 0.47%
1 / 513
2018 684,976 0.7%
0 / 513

Senate elections[edit]

Election date Number of votes Percentage of votes Number of seats
1998 36,328 0.1%
0 / 81
32,258 0.1%
2002 Not released Not released
0 / 81
2006 644,111 0.8%
1 / 81
2010 74,478 0.0%
0 / 81
2014 38,429 0.04%
0 / 81
2018 886,267 0.5%
0 / 81

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://inter04.tse.jus.br/ords/dwtse/f?p=2001:104:::NO:::
  2. ^ http://www.integralismo.org.br/?cont=780&ox=195
  3. ^ https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/poder/2018/05/general-mourao-filia-se-ao-prtb-e-pode-ser-candidato-a-presidente-pelo-partido.shtml
  4. ^ https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/prtb-lanca-candidato-ao-governo-do-parana-nas-eleicoes-de-2018,5041402178d4885016da3b4b880f1c57bptvupkv.html
  5. ^ https://jornalistaslivres.org/exclusivo-a-relacao-entre-a-candidatura-bolsonaro-e-a-ultradireita-fascista-organizada-no-brasil/
  6. ^ https://noticias.uol.com.br/politica/eleicoes/2018/noticias/afp/2018/10/28/mourao-o-vice-que-transborda-pela-direita.htm
  7. ^ "Partidos políticos registrados no TSE". www.tse.jus.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  8. ^ "Histórico - PRTB - Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro". PRTB - Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro (in Portuguese). 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  9. ^ "Partido Renovador Trabalhista Brasileiro". www.tse.jus.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  10. ^ "Collor volta ao partido pelo qual se elegeu presidente e sofreu impeachment". Congresso em Foco (in Portuguese). 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  11. ^ https://www.gazetadopovo.com.br/vida-e-cidadania/ex-presidente-collor-troca-o-prtb-pelo-ptb-acbop940gnopdtooonajfxo3y/
  12. ^ "Tribunal Superior Eleitoral". www.tse.jus.br (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  13. ^ "PRTB oficializa candidatura de Levy Fidelix à Presidência da República". Eleições 2014 em São Paulo (in Portuguese). 2014-06-15. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  14. ^ "Levy se assume como candidato da direita e promete defender ditadura - Notícias - Política". Política (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  15. ^ "Apuração de votos e resultado das Eleições 2014 (Fonte: TSE): Presidente e candidatos eleitos - UOL Eleições 2014". UOL Eleições 2014 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  16. ^ "Levy Fidelix anuncia apoio a Aécio Neves no segundo turno". Eleições 2014 (in Portuguese). 2014-10-15. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  17. ^ "Jair Bolsonaro hopes to be Brazil's Donald Trump". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  18. ^ "PRTB considera lançar general Mourão a presidente, diz Fidelix". Poder360 (in Portuguese). 2018-06-30. Retrieved 2018-11-23.
  19. ^ https://www.huffpostbrasil.com/2016/01/10/alinhada-a-mussolini-e-a-levy-fidelix-frente-nacionalista-e-alv_a_21692298/
Preceded by
27 - CD (DC)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
28 - BLRP (PRTB)
Succeeded by
29 - LCP (PCO)