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Brazil pension reform to pass despite allies' differences - minister
April 25, 2017 / 7:16 PM / in 3 months

Brazil pension reform to pass despite allies' differences - minister

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Brazil's Planning Minister Dyogo de Oliveira reacts during launch ceremony of the "New School" (Novo Ensino Médio) at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, September 22, 2016.Ueslei Marcelino

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The refusal of a party within Brazilian President Michel Temer's coalition in Congress to support his unpopular pension reform will not imperil the approval of the proposal, Planning Minister Dyogo Oliveira said on Tuesday.

The Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) called on its lawmakers to vote against the pension reform, which limits costly retirement benefits in order to tame surging public debt.

Reporting by Cesar Raizer; Writing by Alonso Soto; editing by Diane Craft

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