Workers' Party (Brazil)

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A Workers' Party flag in Brasília.

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, Marxism–Leninism 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 has won every presidential election in Rio de Janeiro since 1998 and in Minas Gerais since 2002. 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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