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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."
Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani confirmed during a press conference held today that the government did not rush to send the 2023 budget to the House of Representatives because the issue requires further scrutiny of the status of financial obligations, pointing out that the budget will include for the first time the government's vision and the ministerial platform
. That "installing lecturers is a right of the state, but on the other hand, expanding appointments, wages and contracts is not possible at present," pointing out that "expenditure on salaries in the budget rose from 41 trillion to 62 trillion."
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