The Prospects for President Rousseff's Coalition Government in Brazil

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    Image: Flickr User Xavier Donat (CC) “A beleza de Brasilia”

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The reelection of Dilma Rousseff as president in October 2014 was accompanied by the election of a record number of 28 parties to the Brazilian National Congress, which was already the most fragmented legislature in the democratic world. A research project at  the University of Oxford has explored the consequences of coalitional presidentialism for governmental efficacy and democratic consolidation, which has important implications for President Rousseff’s second term.

Associate Professor Paul Chaisty is Associate Professor of Russian Government, St Antonys CollegeProfessor Timothy Power is Professor of Latin American Politics and University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, St Antonys College