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How powerful is the Brazilian presidency?

In the Brazilian general election, 2018, Jair Bolsonaro was elected president. Bolsonaro's views are controversial (this is an understatement), and some have declared fears that Brazil's democracy ...
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How can the impact of changing the Brazilian capital be analyzed?

Around 50 years ago Brasília became the capital of Brazil. The distances between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - where the biggest part of the population live - from Brasília are big enough to have ...
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Why is G7 helping fighting fires in the Amazon rainforest such a big deal for President Jair Bolsonaro?

According to BBC, international leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. However, President Jair Bolsonaro does ...
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In Brazil, is the suspension of the president optional while the impeachment trial takes place?

In Brazil, in 2016, their president was suspended while being tried by the Senate, which also removed her from office in the end. The suspension vote took place in the Senate as well. Was this ...
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How high is sympathy for Israel among Bolsonaro's supporters and/or Brazilian Evangelicals?

An article in Le Monde Diplomatique claims that: Like Trump, Bolsonaro is highly dependent on his nation’s politically powerful Evangelical community, and they are Israel one-hundred percenters. [.....
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To what extent did Dilma Rousseff's impeachment increase Jair Bolsonaro's chances to be president?

On October 2014, Dilma Rousseff got reelected as president of Brazil (wiki article on it). One year later, an impeachment against her started and by August 2016 she was removed from office. All the ...
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Does any country “filter” otherwise eligible political candidates?

In Brazil, almost anyone can enter politics as long as they meet these conditions: must have Brazilian nationality or be naturalized; be in full exercise of political rights; be listed in the ...
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What effect would a mandatory justification for a proposed bill have on the legislative process? [closed]

I'm Brazilian and I'm not aware of any political system where politicians have to justify the bill they're proposing, so, this might be some trivial stuff out there. Let's suppose you're required to ...
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Why do certain people, in modern times, support the idea of a Brazilian monarchy?

I read from the LA Times that there are monarchists in Brazil who support the idea of the nation returning to a form of monarchy. According to a poll in 2017, about 10.7% support a return to and ...