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Brazil's government has votes to pass pension reform: Meirelles
May 17, 2017 / 6:36 PM / 6 months ago

Brazil's government has votes to pass pension reform: Meirelles

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said on Wednesday that the government has enough votes to approve its landmark pension reform proposal in Congress.

FILE PHOTO - Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles smiles during a meeting between Brazil's president Michel Temer and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil April 24, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Speaking to reporters in Brasilia, Meirelles also said that the government expects to conclude on Thursday talks to provide tax relief to rural producers.

Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Paul Simao

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