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Presidential regimes coalitions in Latin America

Grant number: 19/27235-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Grantee:Maíra Meyer Urban Pimentel
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/14525-6 - Political institutions, patterns of executive-legislative relations and government capacity, AP.TEM

Abstract

In Latin American presidential regimes, there is a significant variation between governments that can govern without having to assign ministerial portfolios to other parties to form a coalition of government, and other cases where presidents need to negotiate with allied parties to form coalitions. Recently, studies on economic voting in Latin America have been devoted to studying the impact of government coalitions on economic voting studies. This topic has been analyzed and studied by a team of researchers from the NECI and Texas A&M University. This research project aims to contribute to the construction of the database of studies on the characteristics of governments in democracies in Latin America from 1970 to the present. The gathering of information about the parties that held ministerial portfolios during all the coalitions already formed in the governments of the 18 Latin American countries has already been started based on banks provided by other researchers, and information collected for the realization of this research project. The databases we have also gather data on the percentage of seats each party has in the House and Senate. The objective of this scientific initiation will be to update, check, validate and analyze these databases.