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Brazil: parties with ministries in the Lula da Silva government represent 51% of the Chamber

The government of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) has ministers from nine different parties, and together, these parties hold 262 of the 513 seats in the Chamber of Representatives.

The number exceeds the majority and would allow the approval of projects whose quorum is a simple majority (50% of the votes plus one).

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