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Shafaq News/ On Thursday, an independent member of the Iraqi Parliament accused the Presidency of the Council of violating the internal system regarding the mechanisms for approving the state's general budget bill, while indicating that the atmosphere "does not bode well" and that the draft law "has disappeared."
Independent MP Hadi al-Salami told Shafaq News agency that the Presidency of the House of Representatives violated the parliament's internal system, which stipulates that a copy of the budget law be delivered 48 hours before the voting session, indicating that the deputies have not received any copy of the budget law so far.
Al-Salami added that the amended version of the budget law disappeared from the Finance Committee more than a week ago, and currently the Presidency of the House of Representatives and heads of political blocs have made amendments and financial transfers to the draft budget law away from the Finance Committee and members of Parliament.
Al-Salami stated that the atmosphere in the House of Representatives does not bode well due to the disappearance of the draft budget law and amendments to it without the knowledge of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, adding that the Parliamentary Finance Committee has not yet voted definitively on the budget law.
And he continued, that according to the rules of procedure of the House of Representatives, the committee votes on the budget law and submits its report to the members of the House before voting on the budget.
The Presidency of the Iraqi Council of Representatives decided to hold the session devoted to voting on the budget at eight o'clock in the evening, Thursday.
The Iraqi Council of Representatives is preparing to vote on the budget, which has been stalled for six months, due to political differences over its items, while political forces are expressing optimism about resolving the problems and proceeding with its approval as a result of the meetings that continue to this day.
The Iraqi parliament had set today, Thursday, the eighth of June, the date for holding the voting session on the draft federal budget law for the fiscal years (2023, 2024, 2025).
And the Parliamentary Finance Committee voted on several amendments related to the Kurdistan Region, including an amendment in Article (13-Second-A), which stipulated the commitment of the Kurdistan Region to export at least 400 thousand barrels of oil per day, while this paragraph became after the amendment It stipulates that the region hand over the crude oil produced in its fields at a rate of no less than 400,000 barrels per day to the Ministry of Oil for export through the state company (SOMO), or for use locally in Iraqi refineries.
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