Brazil lawmaker expects 330 lower house votes for pension reform

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Posted: May 09, 2017 10:12 AM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Brazilian lawmaker in charge of writing a draft of a new pension reform, Arthur Maia, expects 330 lower house members to vote in favor of the bill, surpassing the 308 votes needed to pass the measure.

A full house vote on the controversial proposal was originally planned for this week but was pushed back to give time for the government to gather the necessary two-thirds support in the lower house.

(Reporting By Marcela Ayres; Writing by Bruno Federowski; Editing by Daniel Flynn)