Chile’s Chamber Passes 50 Percent Cut in Government Salaries

Senators, deputies, ministers, governors, and even the president himself will be affected should the Senate pass the bill.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Chilean Chamber of Deputies unanimously passed a bill on Wednesday, November 27th to reduce by 50 percent the gross monthly salary of senators, deputies, ministers, governors and the president. The measure has yet to be ratified by the Senate.

Chile has been the target of popular demonstrations for more than a month. One of the main sources of outrage against the political class stemmed from the high salaries . . .

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