Indicators used in social sciences show that the Brazilian Lower House hit a new record, becoming an even more pronounced abnormality, trailing behind only Papua New Guinea. One of these indicators is called the effective party number, proposed in 1979 by the Finnish political scientist Markku Laakso and his Estonian colleague Rein Taagepera [UCI Political Science Professor Emeritus].


For the full story, please visit https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2018/10/party-fragmentation-reaches-a-record-high-in-brazil-and-becomes-a-world-abnormality.shtml.

 

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