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Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To the surprise of many (including the Curmudgeon) the Brazilian Senate, on October 3rd, approved a Constitutional Amendment that, starting in 2019, will limit the number of political parties represented in...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – To the surprise of no one who has observed the actions of the Brazilian Federal Chamber of Deputies over the past year, the much-anticipated and much-needed “electoral reform” has now been...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Another controversial measure about to be introduced into the “political reform” bill is the “barrier clause” or, as its proponents prefer, the “performance clause”. Its purpose is to reduce the...

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