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Approved by the Senate PEC 29/2020 which constitutionally guarantees basic income to Brazilians

This Tuesday (11/09) was approved by the Senate, the PEC 29/2020, conceived by Eduardo Braga (MDB-AM), which adds basic income for vulnerable people to the list of social rights of all citizens to the constitutional text, will be forwarded to the Chamber. Understand.

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What is PEC 29/2020 that includes basic income among the list of social rights in the constitutional text?

PEC 29/2020 intends to add basic income for vulnerable Brazilians to the list of social rights, it would be guaranteed by the public power, and the means for acquiring it would be determined by law.

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Its approval was given unanimously, 63 votes to 0, in both rounds, in the plenary of the House and was forwarded to the Chamber of Deputies.

The approval of this Proposal for Amendment to the Constitution (PEC) occurs at the same time that the Chamber is looking for means to approve another, that of Precatorios, which aims to acquire fiscal space to, among other things, put the Auxílio Brasil into operation.

In Brazil, the social rights of the citizen are currently:

  • The education;
  • The health;
  • The work;
  • The housing;
  • The transport;
  • Leisure;
  • The security;
  • Social security;
  • Maternity and childhood protection;
  • Assistance to the homeless.

If PEC 29/2020 is approved, basic income will enter this list.

According to the creator of the PEC, Eduardo Braga, the proposal enables a basic income program that does not depend on the government.

What is missing to make the PEC 29/2020 official, which makes basic income a permanent policy?

As it has already been approved by the Senate, PEC 29/2020 is now destined for the Chamber of Deputies, which should be voted on shortly.

Therefore, this proposal that makes basic income viable as a right should be approved, or not, soon, and, according to the proposal’s defenders, this right would be highly acclaimed, as well as unemployment insurance, salary and others that are already part of the daily life of Brazilians.

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