Rival parties reach tentative agreement on splitting annual audit in twoUpdated: 2014-01-23 PM 4:14:10 (KST)
There are some major changes in how the National Assembly operates underway.
The country's main rival parties have tentatively agreed to split the annual parliamentary audit of the government in two starting this year.
The decision was first announced during a meeting of main opposition Democratic Party lawmakers Thursday, and later confirmed by the ruling Saenuri Party.
Under the tentative agreement, the National Assembly will split the 20-day annual audit of government offices into two parts with one part in the first half of the year and the other in the second half.
The rival parties have also agreed to move up the deadline for the government to submit its annual budget proposal in time for the first of the two audit sessions.
The parliament was deadlocked for much of last year due to a stand-off between the rival parties, and there have been public demands to make the Assembly more efficient.