Opinion: Lame Ducks in Brazil, a Smidgen

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the United States, where Presidents cannot legislate, people have grown accustomed to the spectacle of Congressional leaders seeking to enact their own personal agendas; particularly is this the case for “lame duck” Presidents who cannot stand for re-election. In Brazil, where re-election is a relatively new phenomenon, this has not been the case. Until now, that is.

Congressional leaders and factions have now perceived that Dilma has definitely gone . . .

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