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Brazil flirting with a French model (of governance)

Good morning! Congress brings up the idea of a semi-presidential system once more. Bolsonaro threatens to pull out of the 2022 election. Brazilians just about scraping by financially. Mourão’s Angola mission.

Speaker talks about bringing French government system to Brazil

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House Speaker Arthur Lira. Photo: Luis Macedo/CD/CC-BY 4.0

Congress has until October to approve any electoral changes that it intends to see in force for the 2022 vote, but some political power brokers are looking further into the future and backing a profound shift to Brazil’s entire system of government. 

  • The proposal consists of a transition into a semi-presidential system, by which the country will have a...

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