Magna Inácio is an associate professor at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. She is currently carrying out research on presidents and presidencies with focus on the dynamics of multiparty cabinets and their impact on executive–legislative relations and the internal organization of the Executive branch. Her research interests include coalition governments, the institutional presidency, the executive branch, and legislatures in Brazil and Latin America. She has co-edited the books “Legislativo Brasileiro em Perspectiva comparada” (with Lucio Rennó);” Elites Parlamentares na América Latina (with F.Anastasia, A.Mateos and M.Mendes) and published articles in several journals, such as Journal of Politics in Latin America; Brazilian Political Science Review; and America Latina Hoy.
Alessandra Costa holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Her main areas of interest in research are Brazilian and LatinAmerican politics; the Executive branch; cabinets politics; and executive-legislative relations. The research of her PhD dissertation focuses on the strategies deployed by presidents to enlarge their chances of success in the legislative arena in presidential systems.
Alexandre Vieira de Souza is a BA student in Public Management at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is member of the Center for Legislative Studies (CEL-UFMG). His research interests are legislative branch, executive branch, comparative politics and institutional presidency. Currently, Alexandre researches Institutional Presidency in Brasil.
Aline Burni is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG-Brazil), institution from which she holds a MA degree in Political Science and a BA degree in Social Sciences. Her main fields of study are political parties and elections (specifically extreme right-wing parties in Western Europe), ideology, public opinion, voting behavior, and comparative politics.
Bárbara Lamounier is a MA student in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), institution from which she holds a BA degree in Public Management. She is member of the Center for Legislative Studies at UFMG and her main research interests include political parties, governments, legislative branch, and comparative politics.
Beatriz Silva da Costa is a BA student in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). Her research interests include the executive branch, the institutional presidency, the presidential leverage, and comparative politics. She is currently studying the possible impacts that presidential leverage has on the institutional presidencies in Latin American countries.
Haína Coelho is a MA student in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), with her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Her research interests include presidentialism, coalition governments, the executive branch governance, and politics in Latin America. She is currently studying ministers and executive-secretaries for her dissertation.
Rosiene Guerra is a MA in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, the same university which she holds a BA degree in Public Management. Interest in the areas of legislative studies, executive-legislative relations, public policy and research methodology in political science.