Aspects of Politics in Brazil Nowadays: institutional crisis or democracy and representation questioning

Nowadays Brazilian political praxis appears to be much more dynamic than the instruments present in its constitutionalism. The hypertrophy of the Brazilian Executive, exacerbated by the practice of direct legislation coupled with the existence of “coalition presidentialism”, caused a collision of interests with the Legislative. The continuity of the mentioned clash of interests between the Executive and the Legislative as well as the intensification in the disclosure of complaints and investigations about corrupt practices and related crimes has increased the crisis temperature. In addition, The Supreme Court (The STF) involved in a clash of opinions and jurisprudential views with repercussions on the perception of the application of justice. In this context and moreover the sharp division faced by the Brazilian society we will give attention also to the understanding of democracy and the value of representation.