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(Mar 02, 2008) In 2008, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate will vote, inter alia, on two proposals to amend the Constitution. The first proposal establishes that the number of Council Members (Vereadores) of a municipality is to be determined according to the amount of its tax collection. The second proposal addresses secret votes on federal, state, and municipal legislative powers. According to the current terms of the Brazilian Constitution, the number of Council Members is determined according to the population of the municipality and a vote on legislative powers may occur in a secret manner. (Fim do Voto Secreto no Legislativo Deve Ser Votado Este Ano, O GLOBO ONLINE, Feb. 7, 2008.)

Author: Eduardo Soares More by this author
Topic: Constitution More on this topic
Jurisdiction: Brazil More about this jurisdiction

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Last updated: 03/02/2008