By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last minute talks and negotiations were made this weekend in Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, as the government of President Michel Temer tries to guarantee that the Chamber of Deputies will vote on a Constitutional Amendment which would impose a ceiling on public federal spending.

“We expect a significant quorum and we will pass the project,” Government Secretary, Geddel Vieira Lima, responsible for Congressional affairs told journalists on Sunday, October 9th, after a dinner for Congressional Representatives hosted by President Temer. “I think we have more than 350 votes,” he added . . .

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