Brazil’s Temer says government offered ‘all it could’ on pension reform

April 8, 2017 SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Michel Temer said his government has offered “all it could” to ease lawmakers’ resistance to a landmark pension reform bill, key to rebalance the government’s strained finances, according to an interview published on Saturday. Temer’s center-right government, which took office last year pledging to tackle Brazil’s massive government deficit, proposed five concessions to wavering congressmen on Friday, amid signs of resistance among legislators to the unpopular reform. These included easing the rules on the transition to the new system and on…

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