This is the only condition for Kurds to vote on the budget

This is the only condition for Kurds to vote on the budget

2017/11/23 17:27

This is the only condition for Kurds to vote on the budgetBaghdad today

The deputy of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Abdul Qadir Mohammed, on Thursday, the requirement of the Kurds to vote on the draft federal budget for the country for the year 2018.

“The Kurdish deputies, even if they returned to the House of Representatives, they refuse to reduce the share of Kurdistan from the federal budget to 12% instead of 17% agreed since 2006,” Mohammed said in an exclusive interview (Baghdad today).

He added: “We will not vote on the budget law if included a paragraph to reduce the share of the region,” asserting that “this right of the Kurdish people will not waive the Kurdish deputies for him.”

He called on the federal government to “respect the Constitution and not deal with Kurdistan by other Iraqi provinces, according to the preamble to the Constitution.”

The documents of the draft draft law of the state budget for the year 2018, the total value and deficit, in addition to reducing the proportion of the Kurdistan region.

According to the documents, the total revenue was estimated at 5 trillions and 331 million dinars at 43.4 dollars per barrel of oil, with a production capacity of 3 million and 888 thousand barrels, including about 73 trillion dinars of oil revenues.

She added that the total expenditure estimated at 108 trillion and 113 million and 913 thousand and 506 dinars, while the budget deficit amounted to 22 trillion and 782 million and 913 thousand and 506 dinars, while the share of the Kurdistan region to 12.67% only after it was 17%.

The draft budget law is based on the rate of export of oil of 3 million and 800 thousand barrels per day, including 250 thousand barrels of oil in the Kurdistan region, and 300 thousand barrels of Kirkuk oil, where the budget was built on the basis of the price of a barrel estimated at about $ 43, As oil remains the largest supplier of the budget.

The documents pointed out that the share of the Kurdistan region was developed according to the souls of each province of the region, and when any increase or decrease in the total expenditures of the federal budget will add or decrease the share of the provinces of the region proportionate with the increase or decrease.

It is noteworthy that the reduction of the share of the Kurdistan region in the budget of 2018 is the first since 2006, where 17% of the political agreement.

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