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Parliament normalizes after ferry bill agreement

The National Assembly, after being gridlocked for months over a bill designed to investigate the causes of April's ferry disaster, is back in business. Their first act on Tuesday night, after reaching an agreement on the special legislation, was to pass 91 bills. Lawmakers from the rival parties returned on Wednesday morning to open sessions of parliamentary standing committees and began reviewing hundreds of pending bills. Over the next month, they will conduct parliamentary audits of government offices, pass series of anti-corruption bills and finally push through the one piece of legislation that has kept the rival parties at odds since the spring: the Sewol-ho ferr...

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