Brazil’s Voting Bloc “Centrão” Takes Center Stage in Country’s Political Scenario

The coalition is made up of center, center-right, and right wing parties and has been credited with being the force behind the approval of the social security reform in the first round of votes.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro was elected on the promise of breaking with the old politics of "one hand washes the other", but according to analysts, the president’s political power is being undermined by this congressional party coalition.

The group of approximately 200 Chamber members, led by chamber president Rodrigo Maia, is known as the "Centrão". They are from center and center-right political parties that since Brazil’s re . . .

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