(Adds details of request, paragraphs 2-4)
BRASÍLIA, Dec 20 Lawmakers opposed to a bill
changing Brazil's telecommunications regulations asked the
Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule that the measure must be voted
on by the full Senate.
A request signed by 12 opposition senators, most of whom are
from the Workers Party, said the Senate did not have enough time
to carefully analyze the implications of the bill, documents
reviewed by Reuters said.
The telecom reform, which was poised to become law after
passing committees in both houses of Congress, is aimed at
modernizing a concession-based model that had created
uncertainty about the value of the industry's fixed-line assets.
Speaking minutes before filing the request, a lawyer for the
opposition, who asked not to be identified as he was not allowed
to speak publicly on the matter, said the move was designed to
stop the bill from being signed into law by President Michel
Temer without a vote by the full Senate.
(Reporting by Leonardo Goy; Writing by Ana Mano in São Paulo;
Editing by Richard Chang and Grant McCool)