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National Assembly to open plenary session for this year's third COVID-19 budget
Updated: 2020-07-03 10:02:21 KST
South Korea's National Assembly is set to handle the country's largest-ever supplementary budget proposal , the third of its kind since COVID-19 pandemic turned the economy on its head.
The close to 30 billion dollar plan was submitted by the government in an effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday, the assembly's Budget Coordination Committee held its review session, and the committee is hoping to finalize it later this Friday and put it up for a full floor vote.
The main opposition United Future Party has said it will not take part in the plenary session after it ditched the budget-review process.
Despite the boycott, the ruling party plans to push ahead and pass the budget before June's extraordinary session ends on Saturday.
Reporter : jychoi@arirang.com