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Brazil’s Congressional Representatives Sworn In

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s newly elected Chamber of Deputies and Senate representatives were sworn in and the speakers for the two Congressional Houses were chosen on Sunday, February 1st. The election in the Lower House caused some discomfort for President Dilma Rousseff’s administration as the government’s candidate was not selected.

“This House has reacted to the government’s attempt to interfere with this [legislative] vote,” said Federal Representative Eduardo Cunha, from the PMDB (Brazilian Democratic Movement Party), after being elected with 267 of the 513 votes in the Chamber of . . .

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