Parliamentary Finance reveals the reasons for the delay in reading the 2023 budget[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] |Today, 10:18[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Today, Thursday, the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the reason for the delay in discussing the draft financial budget law in previous parliament sessions.
Committee member Mustafa Al-Karawi told (Baghdad Today) that "the House of Representatives was preoccupied during the previous sessions with the election law, especially the disputes over it, and some sessions were without a quorum due to disputes over the law, and for this reason the budget law was not put forward for discussion and first reading."
Al-Karawi said, "The Presidency of the House of Representatives will set a session during the next week, with the aim of discussing the budget law."
He stressed that "the parliament's vote on the budget needs time, as the law needs study, review, and lengthy discussions, and for this reason, its approval may be after Eid al-Fitr."
On March 16, 2023, Parliament received the draft federal budget law, after it was approved by the Council of Ministers on March 13.
The total budget is more than 197 trillion dinars, the operational budget is more than 150 trillion dinars, and the investment budget is more than 47 trillion, while the deficit amounted to 63 trillion dinars.