Brazil is a republic with a strong national government. It has 26 states and 1 federal district. The federal district consists of Brasilia, the capital. Brazil's federal government has three branches. They are, an executive branch headed by a president, a legislative branch called the Congress, and a judicial branch, or court system.
Brazils Current Political leaders are Chief of State: President Luiz Ignacio Lula Da Silva and Vice President Jose Alencar. The president is both the chief of state and head of government.
In Brazils National government the people elect the president to a four-year term. The president may not be elected to more than two terms in a row. Brazil's congress consists of an eighty-one member Chamber of Deputies. Brazil's 26 states and the federal district elect three senators each. Senators serve eight-year terms. The number of deputies from each state and from the federal district varies depending on population, but none has fewer than three deputies.
They serve 4-year terms. Senators and deputies may be reelected to any number of terms.
In Local Government of Brazil, each state has a governor and legislature elected by the people. The states are divided into districts called municipios. An elected mayor governs them. And a governor appointed by the country's president administers the federal district.
Brazil has a number of political parties. The largest ones are the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, and the current political leader is Michel Temer. The Brazilian Social Democracy Party, and the leader is Senator Jose Anibal. And the Workers' Party, whose current political leader is Jose Genonio.
Brazilian courts consist of The Supreme Federal Court, which is the highest court. It has 11 justices. The president appoints them for life terms with the Senate's approval. The states and the federal district all have...