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Nov 18, 2019

Two-week parliamentary cycle kicks off today

A two-week parliamentary cycle will kick off today starting with six plenary sessions and final votes on Tuesday.

A two-week parliamentary cycle will kick off today starting with six plenary sessions and final votes on Tuesday.

Today’s plenary will begin at 1 pm and includes, among other things, a vote on Tünde Handó, a constitutional court judge nominee who is the outgoing head of the National Judicial Office. On Tuesday, final votes will be held on the final report assessing the 2018 central budget and the State Audit Office‘s final report evaluating 2018.

According to MTI, a final vote is also scheduled on the new draft law on vocational training. Under the proposal modelled after an Austrian law, students will get to choose whether they want to study at a technical institute or a vocational school.

On Wednesday, lawmakers will discuss nine proposals including amendments to the law on the status of MPs, as well as changes to house rules.

The government’s proposal to simplify the operation of government offices in Budapest and in counties, and an amendment to the Public Education Act will be on the agenda on Thursday.

On Friday, lawmakers will discuss financial proposals, including the implementation of tax measures under Hungary’s competitiveness program. The cycle will end with a plenary on November 25.

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