Legislators on Monday afternoon approved in second and final debate the Plan Fiscal – Ley de Fortalecimiento de las Finanzas Públicas – with the aim of alleviating the country’s fiscal deficit.
The Tax Reform bill was approved with the votes of 34 votes in favor and 17 against.
It was 5:44 pm when the final vote was taken, the government of Carlos Alvarado reaching its goal of getting the controversial tax plan approved with the support of 14 legislators of the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), 10 of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC), 8 of the Partido Unidad Social Cristiana (PUSC), 1 from the Partido Integración Nacional (PIN) and the vote of independent Erick Rodríguez.
How they voted
The 17 votes against came from 3 legislators of the Partido Restauración