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Economic expert Nabil Al-Marsoumi predicted, on Monday, the inability of the political forces to pass the general budget law during the current year, while stressing that the deepening of the differences with the Kurdistan region regarding several files may hinder the vote on the law.
Al-Marsawi said in a press interview, which was reviewed by “Takadam”, that “the budget has lost part of its effectiveness as a result; Its approval and the passage of the first half of the year have been disrupted,” noting that “the deepening of differences with the Kurdistan region regarding several files will disrupt the vote on the law, which means the continuation of the suffering of its passage.”
He continued, "The Kurdistan Democratic Party still rejects the Finance Committee's amendments to several paragraphs, most notably the control of oil exports and the delivery of its revenues, as well as the Federal Court's decision on the unconstitutionality of the Kurdistan Parliament, which deepened the dispute between the two Kurdish parties," pointing out that "we expect the inability of the political forces to Passing the general budget law during the current year, which will keep Iraq without a budget for the second year in a row.
The share of the region and some paragraphs related to Kurdistan are still a matter of controversy, as they have become a stumbling block in the way of completing the budget and placing it on the agenda for the purpose of voting on it, given the great differences between the two ruling parties in the region.
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