ⓘ Brazilian Labour Renewal Party


ⓘ Brazilian Labour Renewal Party

The Brazilian Labour Renewal Party is a conservative Brazilian political party. It was founded in 1994 and its electoral number is 28. According to the partys official website, PRTBs main ideology is "to establish an economic system based on participatory decision making as the primary economic mechanism for allocation in society".


1. Overview

It was registered on the Superior Electoral Court on 18 February 1997 and Levy Fidelix was elected as party president.

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

The party candidated its president Levy Fidelix in the Brazilian presidential election of 2010 and he obtained 57.960 votes 0.06%.

In the Brazilian general election of 2014, Fidelix was candidate again and presented himself with a conservative speech and, according to him, the only right-wing candidate. In the first round of the general election, Fidelix received 446.878 votes, representing 0.43% of the popular vote. The PRTBs 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 Aecio Neves.

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. In May 2018, his pick for Vice President, Hamilton Mourão, joined the party.


2. Controversies

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

During 2014 Brazilian general election the parties leader and candidate Levy Fidelix during a debate made a statement that homosexuals" need psychological care” and were better kept" well away from us. He also said that Brazil’s population of 200 million would be reduced by half if homosexuality were encouraged because" the excretory system” does not function as a means of reproduction. Fidelix obtained 0.43% of votes.