“State Forces” receives the draft budget and parliamentary signatures to pass it this week

“State Forces” receives the draft budget and parliamentary signatures to pass it this week

2023-06-05 06:40

State Forces receives the draft budget and parliamentary signatures to pass it this weekShafaq News/ While the “State Forces” coalition received the draft federal budget law, members of the House of Representatives collected signatures to the Presidency of the Council requesting a session to pass the law – which has been suspended for six months – during the current week.

The representative of the “State Forces” coalition, Ali Al-Bindawi, said, in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “The draft budget law has reached the (State Forces) coalition, to be studied and to discuss the outstanding points with the Kurdistan Region.”

He added, “We have not yet been informed of the date of presenting the budget to the House of Representatives, as the fundamental disagreement that appears with each budget is with the region, and the budget file will be completed during the current or next week at the latest.”

For his part, the representative of the State of Law Coalition, Yasser al-Maliki, confirmed in a tweet on Twitter that, “After strenuous efforts, the signatures of the representatives of the State of Law coalition were collected to determine the voting session on the budget during the next two days.”

Shafaq News agency has seen a document showing the signatures of 16 deputies requesting a special session to vote on the general budget during the current week, and the campaign to collect signatures is led by independent MP Hadi Al-Salami.

The draft Iraqi financial budget law for the year 2023 is still stagnating after entering its sixth month of the current year, and despite the Parliamentary Finance Committee deciding most of the budget articles and the House of Representatives announcing the scheduling of its approval last Saturday, an emergency dispute over some of its items led to the postponement of voting on it until further notice. .

The Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Islamic Union withdrew from the meetings of the Finance Committee last Thursday, in protest of an amendment to Articles 13 and 14 of the Budget Law, as considered by the Kurdistan Democratic Party; A coup against the political agreements that led to the formation of the “State Administration” coalition and the formation of the current government led by Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani.

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.