In 2004, she was elected mayor of Fortaleza. The leadership of the Workers' Party backed the PCdoB candidate, because of its national strategy. Nevertheless, she managed to make it to the second round of elections, and then defeated Moroni Torgan from Party of the Liberal Front.
She was re-elected as mayor in 2008, but stood down in January 2013.
- International Viewpoint article (English)
- oficial da candidata - Luizianne Lins (Portuguese)
- dos Trabalhadores - Luizianne Lins (Portuguese)
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