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Labour Cause's Party

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Labour Cause's Party (Portuguese: Partido da Causa Operária, PCO) is a political party in Brazil. Its origins can be traced back to 1978. On that year, several Trotskyist activists who were not satisfied with the socialist international[clarification needed] united under the name Tendência Trotskista do Brasil (Brazilian Trotskyist Tendency, TTB). However, it was only established in 1995.

Labour Cause's Party

Partido da Causa Operária
PresidentRui Costa Pimenta
Founded1995
Membership2,936[1]
IdeologyCommunism
Trotskyism
Political positionFar-left
International affiliationnone
ColoursRed
Website
www.pco.org.br Edit this at Wikidata

HistoryEdit

In 1980, this organization united itself with the newly formed Worker's Party (PT), becoming very involved in that decade's municipal and state elections, with several mayors and state representatives elected.

In 1990 and 1991, however, several TTB members were expelled from the PT due to their non-commitment to the Party's statutes. After that, the PCO was officially organized and founded in 1995.[2]

Currently, the PCO maintains the same Trotskyist policies of its foundation.

Youth wingEdit

The youth wing of the party is the Revolutionary Youth Alliance (AJR).

Electoral resultsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Year Candidate Votes %
2002 Rui Costa Pimenta 38,619 0.04%
2006 Rui Costa Pimenta 0 0%
2010 Rui Costa Pimenta 12,206 0.01%
2014 Rui Costa Pimenta 12,324 0.01%

ReferencesEdit

  Media related to Partido da Causa Operária at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ "Eleitores filiados".
  2. ^ (in Portuguese) Historical note about the PCO
Preceded by
28 - BLRP (PRTB)
Numbers of Brazilian Official Political Parties
29 - LCP (PCO)
Succeeded by
30 - NEW (NOVO)