BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the Kurdistan Alliance, Adel Abdullah
confirmed that, "The Kurdistan region will satisfy with any share of the
budget sets according to a new census."
He said in a statement
to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The demands of the Kurdistan
region on the state budget are legal and constitutional, and those who
demand to cut the region's share must depend on a new census," noting:
"The only census that depend on currently is the census of 1957 ".
the delay in approving the budget, Abdullah said: "The delay in
approving the budget rests on the parliament and some of the political
blocs, since the government send it in November 2012."
"Some political blocs delay approving budget for an electoral propaganda
and political paper and the Iraqi people is affected negatively"
House of Representatives had postponed the vote on the budget more than
once for the lack of final agreement, while the Presidency of the
Council of Representatives put Monday's session a deadline to vote on
One of the most important differences on the budget
is the claim of some blocs and political figures to reduce the share of
the Kurdistan region from 17% to 12%, while the Kurdish blocs insist
this on 17%.
It was scheduled to hold general census of the
population in October 2010, but it had been postponed, mostly, for
political reasons. A new date for the census is not set yet. / End
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