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Democratic Labor Party (Brazil)

Partido Democrático Trabalhista (PDT)

Last modified: 2010-10-23 by ian macdonald
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Flag of the Democratic Labor Party 
(Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

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About the Flag

Last October I saw on TV a group of demonstrators flying a flag of the PDT (Democratic Labor Party). The flag was a vertical triband red-white-red with a socialist symbol above the initials in blue, all in the white stripe. The symbol in the flag I saw was outlined in blue (the hand and the leaves of the rose) and red (the rose itself).
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

You can find the PDT's flag at the party website.
Guilherme Simões Reis, 6 October 1999

On the PDT's flag you'll recognize the common European socialist symbol, the red rose.
Guillermo Tell Aveledo, 18 September 2000 

The party statute officially describes the flag as two red stripes with a white stripe in the center, marked on the center of the white stripe with the PDT symbol, which is a red rose held in a left hand and the initials PDT in blue.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Variant Flags

[Variant Flag of the Democratic Labor Party (Brazil)] image by Guillermo Tell Aveledo

Variant Flag of the Democratic Labor Party (Brazil) image by Jorge Candeias

Carlos Noronha also knows of a third variation, perhaps the most commonly seen of the three, without the rose and with larger initials.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

About the PDT

 The PDT is led by Leonel Brizola and considers itself the only truly socialist party in Brazil.
Jorge Candeias, 29 April 1999

The PDT is social-democratic in orientation.  The PDT elected 21 deputies and 4 senators in 2002.
Joseph McMillan, 5 November 2002

Juventude Socialista/PDT

Socialist Youth

Socialist Youth/PDT (Brazil) image by Joseph McMillan

There are at least two groups in Brazil calling themselves juventude socialista (Socialist Youth). The less radical, the youth affiliate of the Democratic Labor Party (PDT), uses this flag, described in the Juventude Socialista/PDT party statute, Article 1-4. "...a rectangle, red-white-red, with the symbol between the inscriptions JUVENTUDE SOCIALISTA/PDT in blue and red. The symbol is described in another article of the statute as three youths in profile, holding a rose, representing the mystification (probably meaning to say miscegenation) of the races: white, black, and Indian.
Joseph McMillan, 10 November 2002