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Bolsonaro Defends Reforms to Boost the Economy

In a Twitter post, President celebrated a primary surplus of R $ 30.238 billion recorded in January. "We are changing Brazil," he said

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In celebrating the primary surplus of R $ 30.238 billion recorded in January, President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday (5) that Brazil is resuming its growth trajectory. In his Twitter account, the president once again defended reforms, such as the one that foresees changes of the social security legislation, to attract investments that can boost the economy.

We are changing Brazil! Rescuing the growth of our economy is one of the first steps towards prosperity. If all goes as planned, advancing in the necessary changes, Brazil will increase its investments considerably. It wins the Brazilian population, said Bolsonaro.

The result of the public accounts, released last week by the National Treasury Secretariat, showed that despite a slight drop in revenues, compared to January 2018, totaled R $ 137.049 billion, while expenses totaled R $ 106.811 billion. Spending also fell (2.3%) over the same period.

The primary result does not consider government spending on the payment of interest on public debt.