The attack on Brazil’s Congress by supporters of the former president has raised questions about democracy.
Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has to decide how to handle a threat to democracy after thousands of his predecessor’s supporters stormed the seat of power.
Attacks on democratic institutions have taken place in other countries, too.
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One of the most prominent was the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
And last month in Germany, authorities said they foiled a plot to overthrow the government.
Is democracy under threat?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Mohammed Cherkaoui – Author and professor of conflict resoltuion at George Mason University.
Guilherme Casaroes – Professor of political science at Fundacao Getulio Vargas University and head of the Far Right Observatory in Brazil.
Inderjeet Parmar – Author and professor of international politics at City University London.