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Brazil’s Lower House Approves Controversial Retirement Reform Bill

BRASILIA – The special committee in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies created to debate the controversial reform to the country’s retirement and pension system on Wednesday voted to approve the basic text of the bill that has sparked numerous protests around the country and a national strike last week.

The basic text of the bill, which sets the minimum retirement age at 62 for women and 65 for men, was approved by a vote of 23-14 among the members of the special committee.

The government of President Michel Temer, which is backing the bill, needed at least 19 lawmakers on the committee to cast “yes” votes.

The committee still must analyze a number of amendments to the bill that could introduce assorted changes to it before submitting it to the full lower house, which will then have to approve it by a simple majority before it may be sent to the Senate for further consideration.

 

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