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Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (PPT)

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (Working People's Party, PPT) is a Puerto Rican political party. It was founded on December 5, 2010, in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, by a group of activists, students, teachers, professors, union workers, actors, and public and private employees.

The party's candidate for governor, Prof. Rafael Bernabe Riefkohl, obtained more than 17,000 votes in the November 6, 2012 election, turning the party into the fourth most-voted political force in that electoral event. Their campaign slogan was: "Para romper el cerco electoral, abre paso, vota PPT", which roughly translates as "To break the electoral barrier, take a step, vote PPT".

In 2016, Rafael Bernabe was once again the PPT candidate for governor. Mariana Nogales was the candidate for Resident Commissioner. Bernabe received 5,373 votes for governor (0.34% of the vote), finishing in sixth and last place. Nogales received 18,871 votes for resident commissioner (1.29% of the vote) and finished fourth.

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Leader Rafael Bernabe RIEFKOHL
Founded 5 December 2010
Party Colour Purple
Youth Wing Juventud PPT
Ideology Left-wing populism. Democratic socialism, Cultural liberalism, Social justice, Anti-colonialism
Political Position Left-wing
Seats in the Senate 0/30
Seats in the House of Representatives 0/51
Seats in the Municipalities 0/78
Status Active
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PPT 2016 Programa
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PPT 2012 Programa
 
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