Democracy in Brazil: experts discuss election results at FGV

Experts will discuss issues like the renewal of the National Congress, with some key lawmakers involved in corruption scandals and punished at the polls, and the apparent weakness of the traditional party system.
Social Sciences
26 October 2018
Democracy in Brazil: experts discuss election results at FGV

The 2018 legislative and presidential elections in Brazil have been historical due to the polarization and aggressive rhetoric of the front-runners. But will the new President have minimum governability conditions in the end? Will the lack of experienced political leaders be felt? Are the institutions weak, strong or malleable? These questions will guide the debate “Brazilian democracy in 2019”, organized by FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), which will be held on October 29 at 1:30 p.m., in the auditorium of FGV’s Main Office (Praia de Botafogo, 190. 12th floor. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ).

The debate will bring together political scientists Sérgio Praça (CPDOC), Carlos Pereira and Octavio Amorim Neto (FGV’s Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration (EBAPE)). They will discuss issues like the renewal of the National Congress, with some key lawmakers involved in corruption scandals and punished at the polls, and the apparent weakness of the traditional party system.

Sérgio Praça holds a Master’s degree and a PhD in Political Science from USP, and a Postdoctoral degree from FGV. He is a professor and researcher at CPDOC and is part of FGV’s Center for Studies in Public Sector Policy and Economics (CEPESP). Carlos Pereira holds a Postdoctoral degree in Political Science from University of Oxford (2000-2002); a PhD (2000) and a Master’s degree (1996) in Political Science from New School University, New York. He is currently a Visiting Fellow in the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs of the Brookings Institution, and a professor at EBAPE. Octávio Amorim Neto holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California and is a member of the editorial board of the journals Brazilian Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies (USA), Latin American Politics and Society (USA) and Revista de Ciencia Política (Chile); and is a professor at EBAPE.

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