2011 budget talks to begin in Turkish parliament

Parliament plans to complete budget talks in 14 rounds, at the end of which articles of the budget bill will be voted on.

2011 budget talks to begin in Turkish parliament

World Bulletin / News Desk

Parliamentary talks on a budget bill for next year will begin on Monday and are scheduled to conclude on Dec. 26.

The talks were scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Parliament will convene to discuss the new budget bill every day, including on official holidays, at the same hour and will continue talks through the evening. Parliament will take a break on Dec. 18, when the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will hold its extraordinary party congress.

All speeches to be delivered in Parliament on behalf of the government and other parties in Parliament, except an introductory speech by a deputy from the governing party, will be limited to one hour. The parties will be allowed to have multiple speakers fill up their one hour. However, individual speeches will be limited to 10 minutes.

Parliament plans to complete budget talks in 14 rounds, at the end of which articles of the budget bill will be voted on. A question and answer session for every round will be limited to 20 minutes. At the end of the talks, every party and the government will deliver a one-hour-long speech. Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Şahin is expected to preside over the budget talks on the first and last day while deputy parliament speakers will preside over other sessions.

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