He is expected to pass it during the next session.. Al-Halbousi's alliance reveals a "single" point of contention in the Food Security Law
Shafaq News/ The "Progress" bloc led by Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi expected, on Monday, the passage of the Food Security Law in the next session of Parliament due to parliamentary support for its legislation, and while it pointed to solving the obstacles to its approval, with the exception of the issue of loans, it confirmed that it represents an alternative to approving the budget to address "" emergency situation in the country.
Representative Faisal Al-Issawi said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, "The parliament session scheduled to be held next Wednesday may witness a vote on the emergency food security law, which is synonymous with the general budget law as it has the support of the majority of parliament members."
The representative of the Progress Alliance explained that "the law has been amended in accordance with the observations and proposals of members of the House of Representatives, especially those concerned or specialists in this aspect and in proportion to the stage the country is going through."
Al-Issawi added that "the reasons for approving the law are the rise in food prices, and on the other hand, we have a surplus of oil imports as a result of high prices, and there is no budget in the country for this year so far, because the current government is a caretaker, so we had to find a solution to the existing problem, which is the situation The Food Security Law, to address the emergency situation and the difficult situation of the country.
The representative of the Al-Halbousi Alliance explained that "the issue of loans in the food security law is one of the controversial points" and the parliamentary trend goes towards canceling debts in the budgets, pointing out that "the food security law will be temporary, not for all years, but during this stage, because The country is going through a difficult situation."
On April 17, 2022, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi and the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hakim Al-Zamili, agreed on the necessity of passing the Food Security Law by the Iraqi Parliament to meet the economic challenges that afflict the world.
Al-Kazemi had called, last April, for the political forces to vote on the food security law without emptying it of its content in order to serve citizens, as it is a "very important" law, indicating that "the goal of the law is to provide the necessary protection for the Iraqi people."
On (3/28/2022), the House of Representatives completed its reading of the report and discussion of the draft law on emergency support for food security and development.
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