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Renewal of Democracy in Brazil's Protests

Despite the diversity of the proposals and preferences among the groups protesting on Brazil's streets, it is possible to identify a common trend among them: the need to make the population the protagonist of public policies, and not just their adjuvant. These protests are democracy itself. All citizens - rich or poor, conservative or left - feel disenfranchised and do not see it as unreasonable to voice their complaints about this together. They are pushing to achieve the possibility of public deliberation on policies and a leadership that will truly pursue national development.

Renewal of Democracy in Brazil's Protests

Despite the diversity of the proposals and preferences of the groups on Brazil’s streets, it is possible to identify a common trend among all the types of protesters—the need to make the population the protagonist of public policies, and not just their adjuvant. These protests are democracy itself. All citizens, rich or poor, conservative or left, feel disenfranchised, and they do not see it as unreasonable to voice their complaints about this together. They are pushing to achieve the possibility of public deliberation on policies and a leadership that will truly pursue national development.
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