Parliament suspends its week amid a fight and the survival of Iraq without a budget[/size]
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The member of the parliamentary legal committee, Zana Said revealed to the twilight News, on Monday, the absence of an amended version of the budget law submitted by the Presidency of the Parliament of the demands and observations of the Kurds.
He pointed out that the modified version was limited to modifying the observations made by other blocs.
He added that the Kurds will remain boycotted parliamentary sessions and seek not to achieve a quorum if the budget included in its current form.
The parliament has decided to resume its sessions on Sunday.
The cafeteria of the parliament has seen several disagreements that reached the point of engagement with the hands.
Parliamentary sources reported a handcuff between MPs Mohammed al-Karbouli and Iyad al-Jubouri in the parliament cafeteria because of their adoption of the Awakening bill.
The adoption of the budget objections by the Kurds to reduce the proportion allocated to them from 17 percent as decided by the budgets of the past years to 12.67 during the current year, which is one of the measures taken by the federal government against the authorities of the Kurdistan region following a referendum on the separation on September 25 last.
For their part, the Sunni MPs demand the allocation of funds to return the displaced and enable them to participate in the next general elections.
The southern oil-producing provinces of Basra, Thi Qaromisan and Wasit are also demanding $ 5 per barrel of oil produced.
The total value of the general budget of Iraq for the year 2018 amounted to about 85.33 trillion dinars (71.65 billion dollars) deficit of 22.78 trillion dinars (19.13 billion dollars).
The documents of the draft budget law on reducing the share of the Kurdistan region of the total budget from 17% to 12.67%, allocated for current expenditures and investment projects in the provinces of the region.
The budget included a price of 43.4 dollars per barrel of oil, with a capacity of 3.89 million barrels to top oil revenues and mineral wealth revenues close to 73 trillion Iraqi dinars (70 billion dollars).
Abbadi had previously described the budget of 2018 as an austerity directed to reduce government expenditures for presidencies and ministries and to secure wages and salaries of state employees.