Election changes should reduce fragmentation. And benefit the ‘Big Center’
The 2022 election for Congress will feature new rules, which will make it more difficult for tiny parties to get representation in the House3 days ago • Beatriz Rey and Amanda Audi
One governor’s race foreshadows complicated election dynamics Brazil will face
Political mess in Alagoas state could have important lessons for the general elections, as House Speaker Arthur Lira flexes his electoral muscles in his home state2 weeks ago • Beatriz Rey
Lula and Bolsonaro are not the same when it comes to democracy
Many have tried to portray Lula and Jair Bolsonaro as two sides of the same coin. But Lula has a track record of respecting democracy — which the current president lacks3 weeks ago • Beatriz Rey and Gustavo Ribeiro
Working groups in Brazil’s House have doubled. And that’s a problem
Unbound by congressional rules, working groups are too often a means of slyly fast-tracking or blocking bills – and they serve to make the Speaker even more powerful2 months ago • Guilherme Mendes and Beatriz Rey
Is social democracy viable in the era of identity politics?
Only a communitarian approach which prizes shared values, not ascribed identity, can provide the foundation for a fairer settlement between capitalism and democracy2 months ago • Beatriz Rey
Why is Brazil’s lower house impervious to public opinion?
Environmentalists protested in Congress last week, with massive support from celebrities and prominent figures — yet, lawmakers ignored their demands. How can they afford to do that?2 months ago • Beatriz Rey