Senate Decision Unites Political Enemies in Brazil

President-elect, Jair Bolsonaro and opposing political parties have become unwitting allies as they criticize a bill approved by the Senate to grant Supreme Court Judges a salary raise.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less than fifteen days after one of the fiercest presidential campaigns in Brazilian history, president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro and members of opposing political parties are currently on the same side as they criticize a bill approved by the Senate to grant Supreme Court Judges a 16.4 percent salary increase.

“Since it came into the (Senate) agenda, the government can veto this adjustment because, after all, this is the class that earns the most in Brazil, and complicates for things for us. It's in (President) Temer's hands. I . . .

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