11:23 - 2023-02-23
A member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee, Raed Al-Maliki, explained the most important reasons behind the delay in sending the budget to the House of Representatives, pointing to the importance of doubling the government's efforts to complete the budget and deliver it to Parliament.
Al-Maliki said in a press statement, "The government was very late in sending the budget, although the law stipulates that it be sent to parliament in October before the New Year, while the government is more than 4 months late due to the delay in its formation."
He added, "The government needs a double effort in order to send the budget, as there are obstacles represented by the fluctuation of oil prices, as well as the exchange rate of the dollar, on which the budget is based on its value, in addition to the fact that the government did not estimate its expenditures that it needs, especially with the occurrence of many changes in the field of revenue and spending." And fixing new contracts and jobs.
And that "there is another factor behind the delay in the budget is to stop granting funds to the Kurdistan region by a decision of the Federal Court, which stipulated that the transfer of those funds is unconstitutional."
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