Parliamentary Finance talks about “constitutional and judicial obstacles” that prevent the enactment of important living laws
Committee member Jamal Kougar told Shafak News Agency; "An official parliamentary and governmental inquiry must be directed to the Federal Court regarding the powers of the current government (the caretaker government) to approve and submit laws to support food security and finance basic food needs and other departments and life benefits in the country."
He added that "the powers of the government and ministers regarding borrowing procedures are still vague, which exposes any law in this regard to rejection and veto by the Federal Court," noting that "the borrowing mechanisms are not defined legally and constitutionally in terms of the financial ceiling for borrowing by ministers, as well as concerns about corruption and the difficulty of controlling money. year of wastage and loss.
He added that "legislating food security laws or adopting borrowing by ministers to finance living and life benefits are positive and necessary, but they lack constitutional and legal support due to the delay in forming the government and the delay in approving the federal budget."
And the Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) decided last Sunday to cancel the draft law on emergency support for food security and development based on a lawsuit filed by Representative Basem Khashan.
On Sunday evening, the caretaker Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, welcomed the federal decision, but said that his government would face "obstruction" in providing electricity and services to Iraqis, because of the decision.
The Iraqi parliament had suddenly announced the postponement of a session that was scheduled to be held last Saturday to vote on the law, after making some amendments to its paragraphs, and adding other paragraphs.
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