INA - Baghdad
The Council of Ministers issued a number of decisions in its first regular session, headed by Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhemi.
During the session, the attendees discussed the Cabinet working mechanisms, economic and health conditions, and issues prepared for its agenda, according to a statement of the Media Office of the Prime Minister received by Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The Cabinet approved the following decisions: -
First: Empowering the Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance to release the salaries of retirees.
Second: Revoking the previous Cabinet Resolution No. (97) for the year 2020 on the subject of stopping the fund, in addition to approving the draft domestic and foreign loan law to fund the fiscal deficit for the year 2020 and referring it to the Parliament in accordance with the provisions of constitutional articles.
Third: The ministries of Transport and Culture to renegotiate with hotel managers for the purpose of reducing room rates in hotels, and the food rests with the Ministry of Health to accommodate returnees from abroad for the purpose of booking them in those hotels.
Fourth: Requesting the House of Representatives to complete the vote on the new election law and send it to the President of the Republic for the purpose of bringing it into effect after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Fifth: Providing logistic support and providing all the capabilities available to the Independent High Electoral Commission to enable it to hold elections after fixing the date.
Sixth: The ministries and entities not affiliated with a ministry to cooperate with the Independent High Electoral Commission by providing human staff to carry out the electoral process.
Seventh: Amending the Law on Parties to lead to the regulation of the legal status of parties work on a democratic national basis that guarantees political pluralism and democratic transformation.