Bolsonaro Admits He Still Lacks Enough Votes for Social Security Reform

"Governors say they want to approve the reform, but they are in difficulty with their state delegations," said the president in an interview to 'Programa do Ratinho,' shown on June 4th.

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro admitted that the government has struggled to build a base in Congress sufficient to pass the proposed pension reform, and said he believes he does not yet have the 308 votes in the Chamber that are required to pass the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC),  but said that "undecided deputies are coming around".

According to Bolsonaro, although "a minority" of deputies are opposed to changes in retirement rules, political attrition is hindering the project's efforts to gain more significant support.

"Governors say they want to approve . . .

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