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Parliament officially dissolves ahead of elections

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The House of Representatives on Friday held its last plenary session before the parliamentary elections due to take place on May 30.

The parliament decided unanimously to be dissolved beginning as of April 23rd.
The first meeting of the new parliament will be convened on June 10.

The plenary decided on dissolution, a formality, after a two-day session that began Thursday.
During the last plenary, the House approved with 24 votes in favour and 1 abstention, the bill for the establishment of a deputy ministry of social welfare.

MPs also passed into law, unanimously, the bill for the prevention and combatting violence against women and domestic violence. The new law complies with the provisions of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, better known as the Istanbul Convention. In addition, the plenary unanimously voted into law a bill on the protection from harassment and stalking.

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