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Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva General info: Large flag of Brazil Dimensions: 431x302 pixels Source: Image originally derived from the public domain flags of the CIA World Factbook License: originally public domain, modifications under GFDL Most of the flags have had their colours improved and many have been resized to the proper ratios. ... Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action: the conduct of decision-making for groups. ... Government The 1988 constitution grants broad powers to the federal government, made up of executive, legislative, and judicial branches. ... A political party is a political organization subscribing to a certain ideology or formed around very special issues with the aim to participate in power, usually by participating in elections. ... Politics of Brazil Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Brazil ... See also List of Presidents of Brazil The President of the Federal Republic of Brazil is the head of state and head of government of Brazil. ... This is a list of the Presidents of Brazil. ... Term of office: January 1, 2003 – present Preceded by: Fernando Henrique Cardoso Succeeded by: incumbent Date of birth: October 6, 1950 Place of birth: Vargem Grande (now Caetés), Garanhuns, Pernambuco First Lady: Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva Political party: Workers Party Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born October 6, 1945...

Brazil's bicameral National Congress (Portuguese: Congresso Nacional) consists of the Federal Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... National Congress of Brazil - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...

  • The Senate (Senado Federal) contains 81 seats: three senators from each state and three from the Federal District, elected on a majority basis to serve eight-year terms. Elections are staggered so that two-thirds of the upper house is up for election at one time and the remaining one-third four years later.
  • The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara dos Deputados) comprises 513 deputies, who are elected by proportional representation to serve four-year terms. Elections based on a complex system of proportional representation by states. The seats are allotted proportionally to each state's population, but each state is eligible for a minimum of eight seats and a maximum of 70 seats. The result is a system weighted in favour of smaller states.


Both houses of Congress meet in a purpose-built legislative palace in the centre of Brasília. Fifteen political parties are currently represented in Congress. Since it is common for politicians to switch parties, the proportion of congressional seats held by particular parties changes regularly. A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... There are 26 States of Brazil, or Estados in Portuguese, which are the federal states of Brazil, plus the Federal District which holds the capital city, Brasília. ... The Brazilian Federal District (in Portuguese, Distrito Federal) is set apart for Brasília, the capital of Brazil. ... The Chamber of Deputies is the name given to the lower house of the bicameral legislatures of the following states: Argentina – Chamber of Deputies of Argentina (Cámara de Diputados) Bolivia – Chamber of Deputies of Bolivia (Cámara de Diputados) Brazil – Chamber of Deputies of Brazil (Cámara dos Deputados) Chile – Chamber of... A deputy can be: In politics, a member of many national legislatures, particularly those legislative bodies styled Chambers of Deputies. ... Brasília from space, November 1990 Niemeyers Cathedral Brasília is the capital city of Brazil and is located in the center of the country in a federal district created out of the state of Goiás. ...

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Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. ... Chamber of Deputies of Brazil. ... Brazilian Senate Source: Victor Soares/ABr. ... Brazilian Senate Source: Victor Soares/ABr. ...

External link

  • Congresso Nacional do Brasil (http://www.congresso.gov.br)

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Senate of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
In its present configuration, the Brazilian Senate (Portuguese: Senado Federal) is a federal legislative body and the upper house of the National Congress of Brazil.
Members of the Senate were elected, but they had to be at least 40 years old and, which was more significant as a limitating factor, an annual income of 800 thousand contos-de-réis was necessary in order to run.
The first session of the original Senate took place in May of 1826, following repeated delays from the Emperor in calling the first election after the inception of the 1824 Constitution — which had led to repeated accusations that the Emperor would be attempting to establish an absolutist government for himself.
Politics of Brazil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2552 words)
Politics of Brazil takes place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Brazil is both head of state and head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Between 1964 and 1985, Brazil was governed by the military in alliance with the civilian economic and social elite.
The Federal District is an anomalous unit of the federation, as it is not organized the same manner as a municipality, does not possess the same autonomy as a state (but is ranked among them) and is closely related to the central power.
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