The Wall Street Journal: Brazil’s President-elect calls government to pass pension bill before his inauguration

Brazil’s president-elect urged the current administration to revive a pension overhaul before his inauguration on Jan. 1, a move cheered by markets as crucial to jump-starting an ailing economy.

Jair Bolsonaro, who won 55% of the vote in Sunday’s runoff, plans to start talks next week with President Michel Temer to try to pass a stalled pension reform plan by the end of this year.

“Any step taken now could help us next year,” Bolsonaro said Tuesday in an interview with local station Bandnews TV.

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