In Brazil, Any Anti-Corruption Mandate Will Meet Political Obstacles
Oct 26, 2018 | 06:15 GMT
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- The next Brazilian administration will come to power with a mandate to deepen anti-corruption probes and deliver greater results against perceived graft.
- Brazil's new government will have two general choices at its disposal: create institutions to more effectively detect and deal with corruption, or work within the existing institutions to indirectly target corruption through legislative amendments, including enacting stricter criminal penalties.
- Obtaining funding to support extensive institutional reforms, balancing anti-corruption pursuits against competing political priorities, negotiating for legislative change with Brazil's highly fragmented National Congress and other bureaucratic obstacles will shape the next administration's anti-corruption policy.