Brazil Senate’s Pension Reform Vote Facing Late Hurdles | 10/1/2019 | Staff
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – A second-round vote on pension reform scheduled for next week in Brazil’s Senate may not take place if the government reneges on promises made to lawmakers in return for their support, the government’s leader in the upper house said on Tuesday.

Major Olimpio told reporters that the majority view among senators at a meeting in Brasilia on Tuesday is that the government must meet their demands if its main economic reform legislation of the year is to be enacted on schedule.

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“It’s not a threat, it’s a warning. Most senators said ‘we are going to vote for Brazil today, but if there are no commitments made by the government, there will be no vote on the 10th,'” Olimpio said.

The concerns revolve around new proposals that will govern federal and state government finances, known as the “federative pact,” including whether regional demands will be met.

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The landmark overhaul of Brazil’s costly social security system aims to save the government almost 1 trillion reais ($240 billion) over the next decade via a mix...
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