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Brazil: Lira loses power in the Chamber after a series of political defeats for not keeping promises

By Silvio Ribas

House Speaker Arthur Lira (PP-AL) has experienced the first decline in his considerable clout in just one week.

Lira's failure to keep his promises to parliamentarians resulted in forming the Chamber's largest party bloc, with 142 representatives, from the MDB, PSD, Podemos, Republicans, and PSC parties.

The bloc formation, which took place on Tuesday (28), was also partly caused by an earlier defeat.

On Thursday (23), the president of Congress, Senator Rodrigo . . .

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