“Ask Paulo Guedes,” says Brazil’s VP Mourão on pay raise for government employees

Chamber of Deputies president Arthur Lira said on Thursday, November 18, that he sees no room, in the PEC amendment text passed by the lower house, to grant pay raises to civil servants.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's vice president General Hamilton Mourão, when asked about the feasibility of raising government employees' salaries, said that the responsibility would fall to Economy Minister Paulo Guedes.

"Ask Paulo Guedes, only he knows," Mourão said on Friday, November 19.

President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday, November 16, confirmed that he intends to use part of the fiscal room created by the potential approval of the court-ordered federal debt proposed constitutional amendment (PEC) to grant salary raises to federal civil servants.

He made the statements after attending a business event in Manama, capital of . . .

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