Bolsonaro slams retirement review, says STF wants to break up Brazil

Bolsonaro said he was not against the pension review, but hinted that the government will not be able to afford to pay. Photo: Anderson Riedel/PR

President Jair Bolsonaro has criticized the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ruling in favor of the so-called “lifetime review” and said the court’s ministers want to “break Brazil”. Although it forms a majority, the STF will start the trial from scratch after an important request from Minister Kassio Nunes Marques.

Asked by a supporter this Friday (11) outside the Palácio da Alvorada about the decision, Bolsonaro said he was not against the pension review, but questioned the high value.

“I won’t go into details. 300 billion (reais). They want to break Brazil. Supreme Court decision. What do you think? Should it go ahead or not?, said the president. I know that life in retirement is not easy. I am not against the revision, no (the pensions). Who will pay? Do you have money to pay? I won’t go into this subject because the debt is more than 300 billion. Precatório gave 80 billion,” Bolsonaro compared.

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