Brazil Congress passes budget bill, opens way for new minister

December 9, 2014 11:12 PM

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BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Congress approved late on Tuesday a controversial budget target bill whose passage opens the way for President Dilma Rousseff's new economic team to take office as soon as this week.

Delaying tactics by her opponents and lukewarm support from allies delayed for three weeks approval of an amendment to the budget law. The amendment loosens fiscal saving goals for this year that the Rousseff administration was not able to meet.

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