BRAZILIAN PRESIDENTIALISM AND AGENDA CONTROL: ANALYSIS OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS IN THE FIRST YEAR OF BOLSONARO TERM

Jair Bolsonaro elected allegedly being on the edge of the traditional status quo – in several opportunities – claimed to be an outsider from the legal pattern and its rules. Thus, identified this posture from the elected president, this paper analyzes the first year of Bolsonaro-Mourão’s term concerning its legislative proposals as a tendency to legal authoritarianism. The hypothesis centers on the high power of the Brazilian executive’s agenda, which can be an instrument of a legal transformation. The research centered on four types of legislative proposals: Proposals of Constitutional Amendments, Complementary Bills, Provisional Measure, and Regular Bills. The chosen proposals were concentrated for their power on the agenda and its bills in the Brazilian context. The conclusion is that, in the first year of his term, President Bolsonaro does not use explicit mechanisms of democratic erosion, using instead, subtle forms of discoordination of a democratic order.