December 19, 2017 / 2:34 PM / 5 months ago

Brazil's Meirelles sees risk of downgrade before pension vote

BRASILIA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles on Tuesday acknowledged the risk of a sovereign downgrade before Congress votes early next year on a plan to cut social security spending.

Lawmakers last week put off a vote on the unpopular pension reform bill to February, edging closer to the 2018 presidential and parliamentary elections. (Reporting by Bruno Federowski and Marcela Ayres Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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