Since its return to democracy in the beginning of 1980, the Republic of Brazil guarantees the separation of powers.The Citizens Constitution of 1988 enshrined liberal democracy in the country.The pacific coexistence of the ethnicities (Whites (48.2%), Mixed descent (44.2%), Blacks (6.9%), Asian (0.7%) and Indigenous (0.7%) ) and the freedom of religion (catholic majority of 64,6%) guaranteed by the Constitution characterise a modern cosmopolitan society which celebrates tolerance.
In terms of commercial practice, Brazil operates on a business culture of personal contact and familiarity between investors and local partners.Investors can therefore easily visit the country to connect with qualified contacts and government support services, as well as make business rounds and inspect facilities.
Government regime – Presidential democracy.
The current president, Dilma Roussef’s term ends in late 2014. Elections are scheduled for October, by which time a new President of the Republic, Governors, State and District Deputies, Senators and Federal Deputies will be elected.