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Brazil’s Chamber President expects 95% of court-ordered debt PEC text to be maintained

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chamber of Deputies president Arthur Lira said on Thursday he expects the Senate to maintain most of the text of the proposed constitutional amendment (PEC) postponing court-ordered federal debt passed by the lower house, and said he is unaware of fiscal room needed to grant a salary increase to government employees, as President Jair Bolsonaro signaled.

The deputy, who met with Senate President Rodrigo Pacheco and the bill's rapporteur, the government leader in the Chamber Fernando Bezerra, conceded that "adjustments" may be made to the PEC, but considered that there should be no "major . . .

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