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Six months of Jair Bolsonaro: the tug of war in Brasilia

Six months of Bolsonaro The tug of war in Brasilia congress

Today, I would like to shed light on the power dynamics between the Legislative and Executive branches, which has been the center of numerous discussions in Brazil of late. To do so, I will first revisit a debate which has been covered by political science for decades and link this discussion to the current moment of Brazilian politics. In essence, to understand the relationship between these two branches of power, we must look at the institutional arrangement currently in force in Brazil. In other words: the rules of the political game involving Congress and the President’s...

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