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What to make of Jair Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in Brazil?

bolsonaro first 100 days

The 100-mark bears enormous symbolism in politics. While there’s nothing particularly special about it—after all, a presidential term is 1,461 days long—the milestone is often used to assess how an administration is doing, and to observe if any real changes have been put into action from the previous administration.

It is also believed to be the best window for a new administration to pass unpopular legislation or reforms. After all, the new leader traditionally enjoys popular support from a recent election win, and there has rarely been enough time for grudges with Congress to develop. Furthermore,...

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