The 2023-24 national budget has been passed after four days of robust discussion.
The bill number 3 of 2023 to appropriate the sum of $3,761,979,404 for the year ending 31 July 2024 was read a third time by Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Professor Biman Prasad before a vote was taken.
29 members voted in favour of the bill while 24 voted otherwise.
Speaker Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu thanked members of parliament for their contributions.
Parliament will resume today.