National Assembly passes non-contentious bills at last plenary session of regular session

National Assembly passes non-contentious bills at last plenary session of regular session


South Korea’s National Assembly is
convening the last plenary session of its twentieth the regular session today
a Monday rival Party lawmakers reached an agreement to put a unified budget
proposal for next year to a full floor vote during this final session but it’s
expected to be a long slog as the parties are still negotiating on
budgetary revisions for more on this we connect to our Kim bo-gyung at the
National Assembly Mogan ji an it’s been a chaotic morning but rival parties were
finally able to open the plenary session about an hour ago currently they’re on a
lunch break but the session is expected to resume in around at around 2 p.m.
during the first part of the session the parties voted on 13 non-contentious
bills related to people’s livelihoods the bills passed include the so-called
Phoenixville the revised Road Traffic Act which seeks to ensure children
safety in school zones as well as a revised parking lot path or the
Hodgenville which seeks install anti-skid facilities to strengthen
safety in parking lots alongside these more than a hundred other bills related
to the economy and people’s livelihoods which had been on hold after the main
opposition Liberty Korea party requested for a filibuster on November 29th are
also expected to be voted on this afternoon now how about the budget
proposal I mean can we expect it to be approved before the end of the day well
we still have to wait and see because news just came in that representatives
of the three major parties failed to strike a unified budget proposal at the
Special Committee on budget and accounts they’ve been working since last night
but lawmakers said they were not able to narrow the differences as the Liberty
Korea party wanted more deductions while the ruling Democratic Party stood its
ground saying it wasn’t possible there so expected to negotiate more but if the
parties can’t reach a compromise by the end of the day the Democratic Party says
it’s considering even putting a separate budget proposal created by the so called
4+1 consultative body together with a minor opposition parties excluding the
main opposition the Liberty Korea party says it still has room to push through
with the filibuster this afternoon so it could be a long day that’s all I have
for now back to you

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