Brazil: At risk of becoming an Illiberal Democracy?

Internal and external challenges are leading to a growing distrust in democracy, giving room to regimes pushed by various populists, which fulfill in some scale the characteristics of illiberal democracies; constraints on rights, press control, disregard of minorities, concentration of power in the Executive, elimination of political opponents. In Brazil, Bolsonaro presents himself as someone who can communicate directly with the people and ensure their will is translated into public policies. His official measures demonstrate a conservative authoritarian tendency; impregnating the public policy with religious belies, politically incorrect, intolerant and confrontational moral agenda. The paper proposes an assessment of Brazilian institutional situation to discuss whether Bolsonaro's government guidelines coincide with characteristics of the so-called illiberal democraies and how this can affect global constitutionalism considering the growing populist belt worldwide.