The Iraqi government decides not to put a budget in 2012 in the meetings of the Council of Ministers

06/03/2012 15:37

Construction of tunnels and Mgesrat in BaghdadBaghdad, March 6 (Rn) – A legal adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said Tuesday that the budget in 2012 will not be discussed again at the Council of Ministers. The Ministry of Planning has said earlier that the budget in 2012 will be discussed in the cabinet again to 
reduce payment on credit of $ 27 billion to $ 18 billion. said Fadhil Mohammed Jawad, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the Council of Ministers has not been raised today in its weekly meeting a budget and decided to send its observations on the budget to the Federal Court.” and added that “the meeting of the Iraqi Council of Ministers agreed not to put a budget again in meetings and rely on the response of the Federal Court over the objections of some paragraphs of the budget. ” The Iraqi government announced that it had decided to go to the Federal Court to resolve the paragraphs of the budget that is not the prerogative of the House of Representatives to make changes on them. Article 62 of the Constitution Iraqi, “The Cabinet presents the general budget bill and the final account to the House of Representatives for approval.” The second paragraph of the same article that “the House of Representatives may conduct transfers between the sections and chapters of the general budget and reduce the total amounts and, where necessary, propose to the Cabinet to increase the total amount of expenditures.” and pointed out that “the Council of Ministers will be carried out paragraphs of the budget agreed by the Council with House of Representatives, but will resort to the Federal Court to resolve some of the paragraphs which it considers are not allocated the House of Representatives as provided by the Iraqi constitution, and it is not about to veto or reject the budget. ” The Iraqi Council of Representatives has approved during its meeting held on February 23 to budget year 2012, which amounted to 117 trillion Iraqi dinars, equivalent to about 100 billion U.S. dollars.  and the Federal Government announced, last Tuesday it would hold modifications to the items added by the House of Representatives on the budget in 2012 to be consistent with the legal procedures and constitutional. From: Jafar Allonan, Ts: Walid al-Zaidi, the Open: Fadi Zeidan