Opinion

Mood in Congress set to result in watered-down pension reform

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Finally, the Jair Bolsonaro administration has submitted its pension system reform bill to Congress. However, nothing which enters the Brazilian legislature makes it all the way through to the other side as law without significant changes. The project is one thing; the finished product is something else entirely. Brazilian civil society is full of pressure groups and resistance to the reform, while the Legislature has signaled it is not about to become the Executive branch’s rubber stamp. This reform requires politics, and it’s about time the government got started.

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