Brazil Politics and Administration

Brazil Politics and Administration

The new constitution promulgated on September 18, 1946 replaces that of 1937, dictated by President Vargas. Brazil constitutes a federal republic of 20 states, the federal district, as well as the federal territories; the federative imprint is alive in the constitution of 1946 in contrast to the stronger unitary tendency of the constitution of 1937, although with regard to both the constitution and the situation – legal and factual –…

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