Brazil political reform
AFTER years of crisis that saw some of Brazil’s highest elected officials ousted, imprisoned or charged, the country’s congress is now discussing ways to fix a deeply discredited political system.
So far, one of the few proposals most lawmakers agree upon is the need for more public money to fund election campaigns. Indeed, a congressional committee on Wednesday begins debating an election fund worth 3.6 billion reais (R16bn). Other ideas include revamping electoral districts and prohibiting party coalitions in legislative elections.