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BRASILIA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government will not be able to meet its primary surplus target for next year and instead will likely record a deficit of 30.5 billion reais ($8.41 billion), Planning Minister Nelson Barbosa said on Monday.
Barbosa told journalists in Brasilia that the government and Congress need to agree on spending reforms to avoid a deficit in 2016. ($1 = 3.6261 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Brasilia newsroom; Editing by Leslie Adler)