Working People's Party of Puerto Rico

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Working People's Party
Partido del Pueblo Trabajador
President Prof. Anneliesse Sánchez Zambrana
Spokesperson Pedro Muñiz García
Founded December 2010
Headquarters Ave. Comerío, DD16, Río Hondo, Bayamón.
Colours Purple
Website
http://www.pueblotrabajador.com/

The Partido del Pueblo Trabajador (PPT) (Working People's Party) 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.[1]

Certification[edit]

They worked to get the 60,000 endorsements required by the new electoral law of the Commonwealth in order to enroll with the Puerto Rico State Commission on Elections (CEE). On June 1, 2012, the CEE certified the PPT as an official party after getting the required number of endorsements.[2]

2012 elections[edit]

Campaign banners for PPT

Its 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. [3] Their campaign slogan was: "Para romper el cerco electoral, abre paso, vota PPT"; this roughly translates as "To break the electoral barrier, take a step, vote PPT".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nace un partido del pueblo trabajador en San Juan, PR". Red Betances (in Spanish) (Puerto Rico). December 5, 2010. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "CEE certifica al Partido del Pueblo Trabajador". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish) (Puerto Rico: GFR Media). June 1, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://64.185.222.182/REYDI_Escrutinio12/index.html#es/default/GOBERNADOR_ISLA.xml