Abdul-Mahdi's office: The budget has been completed since last month, but the legal impediment prevents it from being sent
10:44 - 21/01/2020
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The Office of the Prime Minister, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] , confirmed on Tuesday that the General Budget Law for the year 2020 has been completed since last December, indicating that the "legal impediment" is that it prevented the Council of Ministers from sending the budget to Parliament.
"The current government, since its resignation was accepted by the House of Representatives, has turned to the conduct of daily matters, but its tasks are continuous and continuous and it performs according to what is required by the duty," said office spokesman Saad Al-Hadithi in a statement followed him / information. Constitutional obligations that cannot be abandoned as they relate to the functioning of the administrative, financial, economic and service aspects of the citizen, with the exception of two powers that can no longer be exercised, namely, sending bills to parliament, and concluding international agreements and treaties.
He added, "The government did not hesitate, slow or hesitate to send the draft budget at all. Rather, it is keen to do this as soon as possible because it is well aware that government work is based on approving the budget in all cases and in the event of its delay it will affect the government's capabilities and capabilities on what it is doing. Of projects and operating and investment expenditures. ”
Al-Hadithi explained that "if there was a legal possibility to take this step, the government would not hesitate to send the draft budget because it had been completed since December last year," hinting that "a legal obstacle prevents the cabinet from sending the budget to parliament." Ended /