Thursday, June 17, 2010

July 17- Brasilia - site seeing

Presidential Home
National Congress of Brasil - this side has the Chamber of Deputies. The Chamber of Deputies comprises 513 federal deputies, who are elected by a proportional representation of votes to serve a four-year term. Elections are based on a complex system of proportional representation by states. The seats are allotted proportionally according to each state's population, but each state is eligible for a minimum of eight seats (least populated) and a maximum of 70 seats (most populated).

To the left is the Federal Senate - The Senate represents the 26 states and the Federal District, and its members are elected by a majority of the votes.


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