Brazil's reform agenda boosted by swing right at polls

Brazil's reform agenda boosted by swing right at polls
 

A shift to the right in Brazil's municipal elections should help President Michel Temer's government enact unpopular legislation to curb public spending and avert a budgetary crisis after 13 years of profligate leftist governments.
Temer's main coalition ally, the right-leaning Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), emerged as the winner from Sunday's voting. Its resurgence was symbolized by media businessman Joao Doria's mayoral election victory in Sao Paulo.
A political outsider who is an outspoken advocate of privatisations and fiscal belt tightening, Doria wrested control of Brazil's... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
Source: Reuters
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