Brazil: $178 million in parliamentary amendments released on the day of the reform vote

(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL’S 247 NEWS)

 

Bolsonaro released $ 178 million in parliamentary amendments on the day of the reform vote

On the day of the vote on the basic text of the pension reform, Bolsonaro ‘released’ R $ 178 million for parliamentary amendments. In the package published in an extra edition of the “Official Gazette of the Union”, members of the following states were benefited: Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe and Pernambuco

For foreign press, Bolsonaro is materialization of collective rage
For foreign press, Bolsonaro is materialization of collective anger (Photo: REUTERS / Leonardo Benassatto)

247 – On the day of the vote on the basic text of the pension reform, Bolsonaro ‘released’ R $ 178 million for parliamentary amendments. In the package published in an extra edition of the “Official Gazette of the Union”, members of the following states were benefited: Alagoas, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, Sergipe and Pernambuco.

The Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reports that “on Monday (8), the Planalto Palace had released almost R $ 1 billion in parliamentary amendments also linked to the health area. destined to complement mayors’ expenses with basic assistance services, and of medium and high complexity. “

The article also adds that “asked on Tuesday (9), the president denied that the release of parliamentary amendments is an” old politics “practice criticized by Bolsonaro throughout the election campaign. I would like to release everything that is in the budget, and when such a situation happens, it is normal, as far as I can tell: Nothing was invented, no suitcase, no hidden conversation anywhere, it’s all This is what must be happening, “he said.