SDSM MP Vasko Kovacevski will preside over the session after Parliament Speaker Talat Xhaferi designated him because committee chairperson Liljana Kuzmanovska of VMRO-DPMNE continuously postponed the scheduled meetings.
The debate was launched a week ago, but subsequent sessions were cancelled by Kuzmanovska following the arrests over the April 27 incidents in Parliament that included six VMRO-DPMNE MPs.
The committee debate on the draft-budget is scheduled to last ten days at most. MPs have submitted 279 amendments to the text. Afterwards, the draft-budget will be discussed at a plenary session for a maximum of five days.