Brazil’s Bolsonaro is Ruling Country by Executive Decrees, Say Critics

According to data, president Bolsonaro is only behind former president Fernando Collor de Mello in the number of decrees issued during the first semester in office.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – When Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, he promised a conservative shift in customs while adopting a more liberal stance in the economy. To do so, the president has been signing an excessive number of decrees and executive measures, according to a group known as Pact for Democracy.

“Legislating through decrees, belittling and subjugating the role of the legislature in a democratic regime, is a way of undermining democracy from within,” says the statement issued by the non-governmental platform which has over 120 entities and thousands of followers.

The use of decrees . . .

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