PLC: Parliament is determined not to pass the budget in its current form

  • 31-12-2020, 13:09
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    Baghdad - INA

    The Vice Chairman of the Legal Committee in the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Ghazi, confirmed today, Thursday, that the House of Representatives is determined not to pass the budget in its current form.

    Al-Ghazi said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "the budget law is one of the vital laws in Iraq and the state cannot continue financially without legislating it. We had hoped that it would be sent before this time, but it came too late by the government."

    He added, "The law will be voted on within 45 days or a month, as I expect," noting that "a first reading of the budget will take place during a session of the House of Representatives, then the date for the second session will be set three days after the first, and it will be discussed and finalized until it is presented to the vote," After presenting it to the committees, holding a meeting for each committee, and expressing its observations and opinions. "