Novos Estudos - CEBRAP
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TOTA, Antonio Pedro. Origens do bipartidarismo: uma tentativa de entender as eleições norte-americanas. Novos estud. - CEBRAP [online]. 2008, n.81, pp. 69-76. ISSN 0101-3300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-33002008000200007.
The American elections are a mystery for Brazilians. Even for Americans elections are difficult to understand. Under the Electoral College system the popular vote for president has no significance. For us is a basic principle. The two party system creates barriers for a small party. It is impossible, for a third party, to achieve power.
Keywords : American elections; Barack Obama; primaries; two party system.