Khashan: It is not possible for Saleh to pass the budget to Parliament, even though the position of Prime Minister is vacant
08:50 - 03/03/2020
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On Tuesday, the independent deputy, Basem Khashan, confirmed that the President of the Republic, Barham Salih, had specific powers and could not send the budget to Parliament, despite the vacancy of the position of Prime Minister, pointing out that Salih should appoint another candidate to head the Cabinet within 15 days of the vacancy.
Khashan said in a statement to "Information", that "the resigned Prime Minister, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
is unable to present the budget law to the House of Representatives, in addition to the lack of powers that give him freedom to arrange financial obligations on the state except for matters related to the conduct of business."
He added that "everything that Abdul-Mahdi did after his resignation from granting powers to the governorates and spending and wasting money is against the law, especially as it gave the conservative ministers the powers of direct contracting and is also contrary to the constitution."
He explained that "President of the Republic Barham Saleh has the possibility to exercise the powers of the Prime Minister for a period of 15 days until the appointment of another candidate, and in case the period is exceeded, he is also considered a caretaker, and in all cases he is not entitled to pass a budget to Parliament." 25 n ended