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Today, Friday, legal expert Salem Hawass clarified the mechanism for approving the federal budget in the event that the President of the Republic does not sign it.
Al-Hawas told (Baghdad Today) that "the arrival of the budget to the President of the Republic and the lapse of fifteen days on it is considered approved even if the President does not approve it."
The legal expert added, "It is true that the President of the Republic has the constitutional right to ratify death sentences or not, as it is a discretionary authority for him, and there is no effect on his non-ratification in accordance with Article 73 of the Constitution," noting that "this text differs in other clauses in the president's powers over laws and legislations." Including the budget law, which has an important impact.
And Hawass indicated that "the president has a discretionary power in rulings because it is not obligatory for him and is not obligatory for him to ratify it during a certain period, while the same article made the president's approval of laws, including the budget legislated by parliament, permissive, and therefore laws are considered effective after the fifteen days of the constitutional period."
And he continued, “The constitution considers the laws that the President of the Republic did not ratify as approved, even if he did not ratify them once the specified period has passed, based on the provisions of Article 73 / Third of the constitution, which stipulates that the laws enacted by the House of Representatives must be ratified and issued, and they are considered approved after fifteen years have passed.” days from the date of its receipt.
Earlier, the Parliamentary Finance Committee announced that the budget law had reached the Presidency of the Republic.
The head of the committee, Representative Atwan Al-Atwani, said in a statement received by (Baghdad Today) that "the budget law has reached the Presidency of the Republic for approval."
The House of Representatives had voted on the general budget law last Monday.