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MELO, CARLOS RANÜLFO  and  SANTOS, MANOEL LEONARDO. And the ship sails on: Brazil under Dilma Rousseff. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.1, pp.55-81. ISSN 0718-090X.

This article analyses the political arena in Brazil during the second year of Dilma Rousseff's administration. The objectives of this article are fourfold: 1) to analize the relation between the executive and legislative powers, focusing on the changes in the performance of the government's constituency from 2011 to 2012; 2) to discuss the results of the municipal elections and their impact on parties and the party system; 3) to evaluate the impact of the trial known as "mensalão" on the political arena: 4) to foresee possible developments in light of the presidential elections of 2014.

Keywords : Rousseff; executive; legislative; parties; elections.

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