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The emergence of the PTB
The history of the renewal movement since 2004
An extraordinary story lies behind the emergence of the PTB from a small party to a major political player.
History of PTB-PVDA
It can be said that the Parti du Travail de Belgique (PTB, or PVDA with its Dutch acronym, Workers’ Party of Belgium) has become an adult party. Indeed, its creation dates back to 1979. Some parties are older, others more recent. All have changed since their foundation, changing their name, or not, with much fanfare. The PTB has also changed, but with a little less fuss. Which have been the main developments of the PTB, a party that had to wait until 2014 to corral a quarter million voters and make its debut in Parliament but that, in terms of activism, has undisputedly been a frontrunner for a long time. An overview of half a century of Marxism in action.