MPs reject president's call for higher pensions

MPs passed a bill raising pensions by 6 percent for a second time yesterday, after the president had returned the bill to parliament calling for an 8 percent rise. The bill will now pass into law.

The 76 MPs out of 150 present in the parliamentary session voted unanimously to retain the previously suggested 6 percent.

The debate over pensions has continued for months, with some opposition MPs calling for rises of up to 10 percent.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
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