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National Assembly set to vote on supplementary budget bill during extraordinary session Updated: 2017-07-18 05:52:32 KST

Despite deliberations that went deep into Monday night, lawmakers attempting to fine-tune the government's 9.8 billion dollar supplementary budget bill failed to come up with a completed version of the bill.
This, as rival party lawmakers continued to clash over a clause that says the extra budget will increase the number of public sector jobs.
With lawmakers from the main opposition party storming out of the meeting, it remains up in the air on whether the bill will be put up for a vote.
Despite the discord, the deadline is set for 2 P.M. Tuesday, as that's the scheduled start time of the final extraordinary session of the July plenary.
Marathon deliberations have been taking place for days, even over the weekend, after the opposition parties agreed to resume parliamentary activities as one of their demands was met when President Moon's pick for labor minister withdrew his nomination last Thursday.
Opposition parties were sharply opposed to two of the President's picks for Cabinet posts, Cho Dae-yop for labor minister and Song Young-moo, as defense minister.
Cho dropped out, but Song was appointed by President Moon last Friday.
Yu Joon-hee, Arirang News.


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