LIVE: Knesset votes on 1st reading of the budget

The legislation is expected to pass the first vote, despite the hours of opposition speeches through the night.

June 17, 2013 15:59
Finance Minister Yair Lapid speaking at the Knesset, April 22, 2013.

Lapid speaking at the Knesset 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post)


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The budget and the Economic Arrangements Bill will be brought to a first reading in the plenum at 4 p.m. on Monday.

The opposition, along with some coalition members, are expected to voice their disapproval of the bills through the night.

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The legislation is expected to pass the first vote, despite the hours of opposition speeches.

After that, the bills will be brought to the Knesset Finance Committee, where lawmakers will discuss and vote on each article, sometimes making significant changes, before they are brought to the plenum for their second and third (final) readings. 

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