21:44 - 2023-01-03
The Parliamentary Finance Committee expected two possible dates for the 2023 budget to reach parliament and vote on it, pointing out that the political consensus resolved many points and there is insistence on refining them to start work and complete service projects.
A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Mueen Al-Kazemi, said, "According to our information, the Ministry of Finance delivered the draft budget to the Council of Ministers and the Economic Council, which met and discussed the draft and made some amendments."
He added, "The budget is supposed to be approved by the Council of Ministers at a later date and delivered to the House of Representatives after the end of the legislative recess on January 8."
And he continued, "The consensus between the political blocs and the meeting of the Kurdish forces in Baghdad with Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani resolved many points, and the blocs have a desire to approve the budget to start work and complete the expected service projects."
He pointed out that "achieving this will allow the budget to reach the stage of voting on it in the House of Representatives in the middle of next February, provided that the government begins to initiate projects that await the budget at the beginning of March and implement what is included in the government program."
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