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Can Brazil Trim the Fat From Its Bloated Political System?

Aug 30, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
In Brazil's legislature, ruling coalitions are fragile and fickle.

Thirty-five political parties are registered in Brazil, and 26 of them are currently represented in Congress.

(EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

With 26 parties active in Congress, Brazil's politicians have a hard time getting things done without greasing a few palms along the way. But a new set of proposed reforms could help streamline the system....

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