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Parties agree to hold monthlong extra parliamentary session beginning Jan. 30

All News 16:45 January 11, 2018

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Yonhap) -- Rival parties agreed Thursday to hold a one-month extraordinary parliamentary session starting Jan. 30 to handle a series of pending bills aimed at improving people's livelihoods, party officials said.

The vice floor leaders of the ruling Democratic Party, main opposition Liberty Korea Party and People's Party fixed the schedule, which includes plenary sessions on Jan. 30, Feb. 20 and Feb. 28, as well as a three-day parliamentary interpellation session starting Feb. 5.

The schedule also includes policy speeches by the leaders of three major parties from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2.

"We have agreed to encourage each parliamentary committee to deliberate on pending bills (during the extra session)," Park Hong-geun, the vice floor leader of the ruling party, told reporters.

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