Parliament plenary approves 2021 state budget

Parliament plenary approves 2021 state budget

The 2021 state budget was approved by 158 votes in parliament after a five-day debate and a roll-call vote on Thursday night.

Due to coronavirus safety protocols and concerns, some of the 300-strong parliament members voted by letter, while those present voted through the parliament's e-tally system.

A majority of 189 MPs approved the expenditures of the National Defense ministry and 266 MPs those of the Presidency of Democracy.

In addition, 158 MPs approved all other ministries' expenditures, with 142 voting against. The exception was the Citizen Protection ministry budget, which was approved by 159 MPs and rejected by 141 MPs.

The budget was debated over five days. Parliament President Constantine Tassoulas said the plenary was in session for 60 hours, and speakers included 234 MPs, 37 members of the government and 6 party leaders. He added that it was the first time it was unnecessary to reduce speaking times in order to accomodate all signed-up speakers.

Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this
Cookies Preferences
Choose Type of Cookies You Accept Using


These cookies are required for the website to run and cannot be switched off. Such cookie are only set in response to actions made by you such as language, currency, login session, privacy preferences. You can set your browser to block these cookies but our site may not work then.


These cookies allow us to measure visitors traffic and see traffic sources by collecting information in data sets. They also help us understand which products and actions are more popular than others.


These cookies are usually set by our marketing and advertising partners. They may be used by them to build a profile of your interest and later show you relevant ads. If you do not allow these cookies you will not experience targeted ads for your interests.