2020
DOI: 10.1080/13572334.2020.1818926
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President and Congress in Paraguay: legislative success in foreign and domestic policy

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“…In view of the above, the case of Bolivia represents how the political conditions favor a fast approval, with the legislative branch agreeing with the executive about regional integration. On the other hand, there are exceptional cases, like the Venezuelan accession, “that demonstrated how Congress can exercise its veto power on an essential topic of Paraguay’s foreign policy agenda” (Ribeiro et al 2020, 13). The main piece that was not present in the incorporation of Caracas was the alignment between both branches, leading to conflicting views on this topic of regional integration.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…In view of the above, the case of Bolivia represents how the political conditions favor a fast approval, with the legislative branch agreeing with the executive about regional integration. On the other hand, there are exceptional cases, like the Venezuelan accession, “that demonstrated how Congress can exercise its veto power on an essential topic of Paraguay’s foreign policy agenda” (Ribeiro et al 2020, 13). The main piece that was not present in the incorporation of Caracas was the alignment between both branches, leading to conflicting views on this topic of regional integration.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A note of caution is due here to mention that even if parliaments may oppose certain foreign policy agreements, this happens in special situations—with more politicized bills (Migliorati and Vignoli 2022; Kesgin and Kaarbo 2010; Duina and Raunio 2007). This caveat helps to distinguish between ordinary legislative procedures, where parliamentarians tend to agree with what the government puts forward, and a few bills that attract more attention and become divisive issues or are rejected (Ribeiro et al 2020; Ribeiro and Oliveira 2018; Wildavsky 1966). This assertive position is not a frequent phenomenon, but it does happen and needs to be analyzed to understand why this difference occurs.…”
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confidence: 99%