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Its first expression swept through Brazil in June of in the form of the expanding marches and demonstrations that called for better public services and less patronage and corruption. These were expressions of rising expectations and greater interest in governmental accountability after a decade of economic and fiscal expansion.
Rather, they challenged governmental efficacy and accountability at all levels. In many ways the June protests confronted the efficacy of national developmentalism, but not its legitimacy.
Unlike most elections, this result did not suspend political contestation until the next election cycle. Rather, the election aftermath led to a torrent of political polarization and opposition mobilization to pound the president and her Workers Party PT throughout Mobilization Amidst Recession The Brazilian economy also took a pounding incontracting by 3.
The popular mobilizations of were carried out by organizations established immediately after the election with the purpose of moving the National Congress to impeach the president. Organizations such as Vem pra Rua Come to the Streets and Movimento Brasil Livre Free Brazil Movement  could not have anticipated the depth of the recession in or the notable rise in consumer price inflation.
But these organizations took full advantage to stage massive street protests throughout the year with the singular refrain that the president should be impeached by Congress or removed by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal known as the TSE for campaign finance infractions directly related to the Lava Jato scheme.
Successive mobilizations against the president extended the political distance between her and Congress, made personal by the open hostility between Dilma and Eduardo Cunha, president of the House of Deputies and a member of the Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement, or PMDB.
Mobilizations in the streets and the breakdown of coalitional presidentialism compounded the crisis by undermining efforts to achieve a congressional consensus around a fiscal adjustment capable of sharply reducing the budget gap as the first step toward fiscal stability and economic recovery.
The resignation of Finance Minister Joachim Levy at the end of demonstrated that coalitional presidentialism could no longer be sustained under the compounding crisis.
Legislation and policy aggregation were shelved as the agenda shifted toward an ardent focus on measures to remove Eduardo Cunha from the Presidency of the Chamber of Deputies and impeach the president. Congress is in turmoil and its legitimacy is under increased scrutiny. The House of Deputies includes representatives of 27 registered political parties, including the newly formed Rede de Sustentabilidade Sustainability Network founded by a two-time presidential candidate and former Minister of the Environment in the Lula government, Marina Silva.
Of the lower house members, only three parties have 50 Deputies or more: Most of the parties have 20 or fewer members in the House of Deputies. With so many parties in Congress, most of them relatively small, the costs of passing legislation pork-barreling and log rolling require expensive earmarks and excessive executive branch appointments.
These costs rise in proportion to the low degree of party cohesion found in the Brazilian Congress, a factor that undermines congressional leadership, its negotiations with the executive branch, and the overall process of interest aggregation that is so fundamental to formulating public policy under democracy.
Under growing public outcry, Congress passed a political reform last September that is unlikely to change this fundamental dynamic among parties and elected politicians, although it does ban corporate donations to campaigns.
The PP has more members under investigation and convicted by the Lava Jato operation task force than any other political party.
Of the 38 congressional representatives under investigation for crimes related to the Lava Jato corruption scheme, 21 are members of the PP.
All in all, 68 federal deputies changed parties with 10 moving to the PP, a 20 percent increase to reach a total of 48 deputies. These outcomes widen the congressional accountability gap and are likely to stir up more political disruption as congress proceeds with impeachment.
It has been the fulcrum for coalitional presidentialism. Matthew Taylor provides a more detailed argument on this point, concluding that: Already, there are allegations pending against every single politician in the line of presidential succession:May 17, · Petrobras bonds have returned 21 percent in , compared with a 13 percent average for Brazilian debt and percent for emerging markets.
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