Deputy: Parliament is in the process of approving an operating budget because the Federal Budget Law has not arrived
The decision of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, announced that Parliament is in the process of approving an operating budget, due to the fact that the Federal Budget Law has not yet reached the House of Representatives until now.
Al-Saffar said, in a press statement that "the caretaker government has the authority to submit the federal budget bill to the parliament, but the caretaker head, Adel Abdul Mahdi, does not want to take responsibility for the 2020 budget."
He added, "What prompted Abdul-Mahdi to take this position is the deficit in the 2020 budget, which is estimated at 48 trillion dinars, which is a big responsibility and the government does not know how it may be able to bridge this deficit," noting that "because the federal budget bill for the year 2020 was not submitted to the House of Representatives." Parliament is currently working on approving an operating budget on the basis of 1-12 of the federal budget for the year 2019. "
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