Parliament Wants to Limit the President’s Powers

Politicians claim that the budget allowance and provisional measures confer an imperial power on the President.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Experienced politicians say that Congressional empowerment is not retaliation to the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, but a means to seek balance with other powers. They claim that the budget allowance and provisional measures confer an imperial power on the President.

"Congress, in this case, does not adopt a 'give and take' position, it effectively strives to rebuild a prerogative that promotes the balance between the powers," remarks former deputy Miro Teixeira (Rede-RJ), who served 11 terms.

He defends the end of the presidential coalition as another measure to improve . . .

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