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“Semi-presidentialism is a trick to prevent us from winning the elections” – Brazil’s ex-president Lula

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) on Tuesday (20) criticized recent debates on the possibility of Brazil adopting a semi-presidential system.

The change in the government system to give more power to Congress and create the figure of the prime minister from 2026 has been advocated by Chamber president Arthur Lira (PP-AL). Estadão newspaper has reported that the debate is a strategy aimed at easing the pressure for the opening of impeachment proceedings against president Jair Bolsonaro.

"Semi-presidentialism is another trick to try to prevent us from winning the . . .

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