Parliament at discord over ruling party and government's push for appointment of top gov't positions
협치 없는 국회: 4당 원내대표 정례회동,.. 위원회는 야당 불참으로 줄줄이 연기 Opposition party lawmakers openly express discontent over the president pushing ahead with the appointment of a new foreign minister.Amid such frostiness,… leaders of all four rival parties met up for the first time in three weeks,…Shin Se-min has the latest from parliament. The floor leaders of the four major political parties sat down together for the first time in three weeks,… presided by Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun. At the meeting on Monday, the party leaderships agreed on some of the most pending issues,… such as having the National Assembly swiftly decide,...at next Tuesday's general session, on a prompt reunion of separated families by the Korean War. However, there was no consensus regarding the government's 9-point-9 billion U.S. dollar supplementary budget plan submitted to the parliament. Although this is the first time in weeks that all floor leaders gathered together, a number of parliamentary committees failed to hold their respective meetings, thus hindering the leaderships to achieve cooperation this time around.
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