Delegations, representative bodies at the time of the monarchy, composed of 120 members of both parliaments (60 of the Austrian Reichsrat and 60 of the Hungarian Imperial Diet), as provided by the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867; in session once a year from January 1868, alternately in Vienna and Budapest, passed resolutions on the financing of common affairs after separate deliberations. The delegations were not entitled to enact laws. The three imperial ministries were responsible to them. Both the arrangement and procedure of their meetings were such as to avoid the impression that the delegations were a joint parliament of the dual monarchy.
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