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National Council

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Data on parliament’s budget role and activities

Parliamentary powers to amend the budget
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the federal assembly is not obliged to support the federal council's draft. it cannot, however, refuse to approve the relevent expenditure, i.e. expenditure in an amount that has been defined or is definable and that the confederation must implement under the constitution, a law or an agreement. if it does not agree with the amount of the expenditure, it must modfiy the related legal bases.
Parliament has a specialized unit to conduct budgetary analysis For example, a Parliamentary Budget Office.