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Pension Reform: Leaders Meet to Discuss Deferral of Voting

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Last Wednesday, Romero Juca came forward and announced that the reform will only be voted on in February of next year.

The Chief Minister of the Civil House, Eliseo Padilha, is meeting this Thursday with the president of the Chamber, Rodrigo Maia and the rapporteur of the pension reform, Deputy Arthur Maia in the official residence of the Presidency of the House. They discuss the strategies to announce the postponement of the reform vote in the National Congress for February 2018.

Padilha took over the negotiations on Thursday due to the absence of President Michel Temer, who remains hospitalized in Sao Paulo, after undergoing a surgical procedure on Wednesday, December 13.

The Minister of the Civil House has spoken with Temer by telephone constantly. The forecast is that the official announcement of the postponement of the vote will be made on Friday, December 15 or on Monday, December 18, depending on when the president receives a medical discharge.

In the fourth, the leader of the government in the Senate, Romero Juca, went ahead of Maia and announced that the Pension reform will only be voted on in February of next year. The announcement, anticipated by the leader Juca, caused a fall of the Stock Exchange and the rise of the dollar and generated discomfort for the economic team and the government leaders, who only intended to announce the decision on Thursday.