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Brazil corruption probe will not derail pension vote -minister
April 12, 2017 / 8:00 PM / 4 months ago

Brazil corruption probe will not derail pension vote -minister

BRASILIA, April 12 (Reuters) - A corruption investigation into dozens of senior lawmakers and a third of Brazilian President Michel Temer's cabinet will not affect a key pension reform vote in Congress, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles told Reuters on Wednesday.

In a phone interview, Meirelles said he continues to expect the reform to be approved in the first half of the year, but acknowledged that a vote in August would not be a problem. (Reporting by Marcela Ayres; Writing by Alonso Soto; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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