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AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
Presidents of Brazil, 1985 - present (WIP)
1985 - 1990: Ulysses Guimarães / Miro Teixeira (MDB)
defeated, 1985: Lula da Silva / José Genonio (PT), Paulo Maluf / ??? (PSD), Leonel Brizola / ??? (PDT)
1990 - 2000: Lula da Silva / Luiza Erundina (FBP)
defeated, 1990: Ulysses Guimarães / Miro Teixeira (MDB),
defeated, 1995: Antônio Carlos Magalhães / José Sarney (ND), Silvio Santos / ??? (PRB), (MDB)

2000 - 2003: Luiza Erundina / Ivan Valente (FBP)
defeated, 2000: Antônio Carlos Magalhães / José Sarney (DEM),
2003 - 2003: Ivan Valente / vacant (FBP)
2003 - 2005: Michel Temer / Augusto Heleno (MDB)
2005 - 2009: Silvio Santos / Luis Carlos Heinze (PRP)
defeated, 2005: Antônio Carlos Magalhães / Benjamnin Steinbruch (DEM), Jaques Wagner / Cristovam Buarque (PSB), Evangelist Right-wing Christians / Same thing (FC), Vicente Paulo da Silva / Alfredo Sirkis (PCB-PT)
2009 - 2010: Luis Carlos Heinze / Eduardo Azeredo (PRP)
2010 - 2015: Joaquim Barbosa / Ricardo Coutinho (PSB)
defeated, 2010: Luis Carlos Heinze / Yeda Crusius ( PRP), Michel Temer / Roberto Requião (MDB), (PCB-PT)
2015 - 2017: ACM Neto / Pedro Corrêa (DEM)
defeated, 2015: Joaquim Barbosa / Cid Gomes (PSB),
2017 - 2020: ACM Neto / Efraim Morais Filho (DEM)
2020 - present: Heloisa Helena / Orlando Silva (AS)
defeated, 2020: ACM Neto / Efraim Filho (DEM), Olavo de Carvalho / (ApR)

  • Guimarães beats Lula in a surprisingly close election (not that close, but still) thanks to lingering mistrust of the new, radical PT by middle and upper-class voters and Guimarães own personal popularity as "Mr. Diretes Ja." Guimarães oversees the creation of Brazil's own NHS, further democratic reforms such as the creation of a National Congress and Brazil's first nationwide slate of municipal elections and the constitutional codification of a right to healthcare and a right to a minimum wage. However, sky-high inflation leads Guimarães to cave into IMF demands in a bid to stabilize the economy, deflate the cruzado and soothe wary creditors fearful that Brazil would default on its debts. Most public subsidies are slashed or done away with all together, wage and commodity prices increases are frozen for three months, a uniform customs rate is agreed on, and the cruzado novo is introduced as a new floating currency. Despite intense personal opposition from many in the MDB, Guimarães' control over the party and his own personal authoritarianism is able to keep the MDB from fracturing before the municipal elections. The results are bad, with the MDB avoiding complete disaster thanks to Guimarães' personal popularity after the spike in prices for personal goods wiped out the savings for millions of Brazilians. After that...
  • Guimarães’ loss in 1990 leads to the MDB writing off Presidential elections entirely, at least for a time...
  • Dirceu is removed with the tacit threat of military intervention after President Erundina's impeachment, leading to President Temer and the centrão coming into power only on the condition that he listens to military interests...
  • The 2005 Presidential elections saw a complete fracture of the existing party system, as new electoral laws split up the Brazilian Popular Front and barred Erudina and Dirceu from running again (and reaffirmed the Constitutional term limit so as to prevent Lula making another go), leading to one media magnate capitalizing on the chaotic mess to vault himself into the presidential Palace...
  • Santos’ impeachment was fueled by his own failure to divest himself from his personal assets as President, his enabling of bribery in his Administration and derogatory comments made towards black Brazilians while caught on a live mic...
  • Soft coup against the Popular Front installs Michel Temer, President of the Senate and next in line for succession (if President of the Senate isn’t next in line for succession find out what position is) who in turn picks the right-wing Augusto Heleno as his VP to let the military know that he won’t move against them during his brief time in office.
 
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AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
I swear to god finding good photos to use in wikiboxes makes me want to pull my hair out. How the hell do you people do it with Wikipedia's strict copyright?
 

BClick

The Coyote Has Crept into Our Language
Location
Little Beirut
Pronouns
He/him
I swear to god finding good photos to use in wikiboxes makes me want to pull my hair out. How the hell do you people do it with Wikipedia's strict copyright?
Just make the wikibox in the Wikipedia sandbox using the pictures available. Then when you screenshot it and open it up in your image editor to save, find an Actually Good picture on google images, copy or screenshot it, and cut and paste it into the wikibox.
 

AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
The Gambino scandal was a political scandal in the United States involving the administration of New York Governor and later U.S. President Mario Cuomo from 1987 to 1991 that led to Cuomo's resignation. The scandal originated and got its name from the assassination of crime boss and head of the Gambino Family crime organization Paul Castellano on August 16th, 1987, who was facing federal scrutiny and racketeering charges at the time of his death. Castellano's death, while unrelated to Cuomo himself, led to renewed attention from the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York and an investigation to Castellano's finances and books. The investigation revealed numerous and large donations from Castellano and the Gambino Family to Cuomo's re-election campaign while Governor and his Presidential campaign from so-called "tax-scam funds" and extortion, and connected a 1984 assault on Mario's father-in-law, Charles Raffa, to the Gambino Family. Further investigations, along with revelations made during trials of Gambino Family members and associates (most notably in the trial of Michael Franzese, who alleged that Cuomo had provided leniency to the Gambino Family while Governor), led the U.S. Senate to create a special investigative committee meant to investigate Cuomo's connections to the Mafia. The Senate Gambino hearings were an overnight sensation and attracted significant national and international attention. Witnesses called before the Committee testified that Cuomo had been aware of the Gambino donations and had personally approved a plan created by his son Andrew, Kings County District Attorney Liz Holtzman and the America for Cuomo PAC to stall and damage the investigation into Castellano's finances. Throughout the scandal, Cuomo categorically denied any involvement, and resisted Congressional investigations into his personal life.

Further testimony against Cuomo and the Administration's attempt to stop the investigation in late 1989 and 1990 led the U.S. House of Representatives to introduce articles of impeachment on charges of abuse of power, obstruction of justice and abuse of power for personal gain against the President. Facing likely impeachment once the articles reached the Republican-controlled Senate and almost non-existent popular support, Cuomo resigned from office on June 2nd, 1991. Cuomo denies any involvement with the Mafia to the present day, but has admitted wrongdoing with his handling of Congress' investigation - Cuomo staged a successful political comeback in 2006 and served a single term as a Senator from New York. He is the only U.S. president to have resigned from office. His successor, Martha Layne Collins, made history as the first female President of the United States, but was subject to further Congressional investigations concerning bribes accepted by First Gentleman Bill Collins.

The revelation in the fall of 1991 that Special Counsel Dick Thornburgh had been partial in his investigation, aided Republicans in Congress in assembling their case against Cuomo and leaked confidential information to the press with the explicit aim of hurting the Democratic Party in advance of the 1992 Presidential Election led to another national scandal and the defeat of both the Democratic and Republican Party in 1992.
 
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AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
1964 - 1973: Harold Wilson (Labour)
defeated, 1964: Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
defeated, 1966: Edward Heath (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
defeated, 1970: Edward Heath (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1973 - 1975: Roy Jenkins (Labour)
1975 - 1978: Keith Joseph (Conservative)
defeated, 1975: Roy Jenkins (Labour), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1978 - 1979: Roy Jenkins (Labour)
defeated, 1978 (Minority): Keith Joseph (Conservative), Eric Heffer (Democratic Labour), John Pardoe (Liberal)
1979 - 1984: Keith Joseph (Conservative)
defeated, 1979: Roy Jenkins (Labour), Eric Heffer (Democratic Labour), John Pardoe (Liberal)
1984 - present: John Nott (Conservative)
defeated, 1984: Tony Benn (Democratic Labour), Roy Jenkins (Labour), Bill Pitt (Liberal)
 
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Techdread

Somewhere between a Bevanite & a Bennite
1964 - 1973: Harold Wilson (Labour)
defeated, 1964: Alec Douglas-Home (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
defeated, 1966: Edward Heath (Conservative), Jo Grimond (Liberal)
defeated, 1970: Edward Heath (Conservative), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1973 - 1975: Roy Jenkins (Labour)
1975 - 1978: Keith Joseph (Conservative)
defeated, 1975: Roy Jenkins (Labour), Jeremy Thorpe (Liberal)
1978 - 1979: Roy Jenkins (Labour)
defeated, 1978 (Minority): Keith Joseph (Conservative), Eric Heffer (Democratic Labour), John Pardoe (Liberal)
1979 - 1984: Keith Joseph (Conservative)
defeated, 1979: Roy Jenkins (Labour), Eric Heffer (Democratic Labour), John Pardoe (Liberal)
1984 - present: John Nott (Conservative)
defeated, 1984: Tony Benn (Democratic Labour), Roy Jenkins (Labour), Bill Pitt (Liberal)
I see you there.

All hail the Eternal Woy!
 

AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
President Mo Udall (D-AZ)

Former Governor Ronald Reagan (R-CA)
Former Governor John Connally (R-TX)
Senator Bob Dole (R-KS)

Representative John B. Anderson (R-IL)
 

AndrewH

I was hospitalized for approaching perfection
Location
Tampa, FL
American Petroleum Exploration Corporation (APEX) - founded 1977
Kennedy-Corman Act - passed 1977
Abolishment of ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) - abolished 1977
Udall-Torrijos Treaty - signed 1978
Illicit Drug Control, Regulation, and Anti-Abuse Act - passed 1978
Extradition of Manuel Contreras - 1978
Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - 1979
Alternative Energy Act - passed 1979
Assassination of Edmund Muskie and Sargent Shriver - 1980
 
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