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 de...