The party path of the Brazilian political transition

The text examines the role of political parties during the term of the Brazilian military regime from two perspectives. In the first, the parties are seen as objects of policies pursued by the regime towards shaping a new party system in the country, which resulted in the introduction of bipartisanship in 1965, and "moderate multiparty system", in 1979. Another approach puts the focus of analysis in the part that the parties played in Brazilian political transition.

the Brazilian military regime; political parties; political history

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