Brazil Constitutional Amendment Passes First Round Vote

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a vote that began Monday (October 10th) morning and lasted into the early morning hours of Tuesday (October 11th), Brazil’s House of Representatives have agreed on the Proposed Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) 241/16, which sets a ceiling on public spending for twenty years. The final tally of votes was 366 in favor, 111 against, and two abstentions.

Monday’s vote was for the basic text of the proposed Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?