Although many of the proposals were bland and specifically engineered to avoid any controversy prior to an election there were many comments, which were labour friendly.  In particular, the extension of the unemployment benefits from 238 days to 365 days is going to come as an enormous relief to many of those that are unemployed.  Despite the government quoted percentage of 24%, unemployment there is a strongly held belief that it is closer to 30%. [...]

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