Brazilian Congress ‘Forgets’ Political Reform During Pandemic

According to analysts, the situation exposes the political class's apprehension about reforms within its own structure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In February 2019, at the start of the current legislature, Deputy Darci de Matos (PSD-SC) used the Chamber plenary to advocate political reform in the country as a response to what he termed a "message" given by the population at the polls in 2018. "We have the important mission of rebuilding our country from the ground up," he said.

He was not alone. From left to right-wing, statements such as "we need a political

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