Christian Labour Party

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Christian Labour Party
Partido Trabalhista Cristão
President Daniel Tourinho
Founder Renan Calheiros
Founded 1985 (PJ)
1989 (PRN)
2000 (PTC)
Headquarters São Paulo, Brazil
Membership 198,348[1]
Ideology Liberalism (historical)
Christian democracy
Liberal conservatism
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation For Brazil to keep on changing (2010-2013)
Brazil can do more (2013-present)
International affiliation None
Colors          Gold, blue
TSE Identification Number 36
Seats in the Chamber of Deputies
0 / 513
Seats in the Senate
1 / 81

The Christian Labour Party (Portuguese: Partido Trabalhista Cristão; PTC), formerly named National Reconstruction Party (Portuguese: Partido da Reconstrução Nacional; PRN), is a Christian-conservative political party in Brazil.

The party was founded in 1985 as Youth Party (Partido da Juventude, PJ) by Daniel Tourinho, a Brazilian lawyer. In 1989 the party was renamed National Reconstruction Party. Fernando Collor de Mello representing this party was elected president in 1990.

After Collor's impeachment in 1992 the party suffered a deep crisis and eventually changed its name to Partido Trabalhista Cristão in 2000.


  1. ^ "Eleitores filiados". 

External links

  • Official website (in Portuguese)
Preceded by
35 - PBW (PMB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
36 - CLP (PTC)
Succeeded by
40 - BSP (PSB)

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