Most political blocs object to 2018 state budget bill - MP

the Iraqi parliament
the Iraqi parliament

Most political blocs object to the 2018 state budget bill, Ali al-Morshidi, member of the parliamentary financial committee, revealed Thursday.

Al-Morshidi said Kurds demand a larger share of the budget; the Iraqi National Alliance (NIA) demand increasing the expenditure of war-stricken districts while southern governorates demand increasing their financial allocations. 

These objections have been recorded in a notes list that was sent to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. If the prime minister approved these notes, the budget bill would be passed. Otherwise, the budget will face the same fate of the 2014 one. 

On Tuesday, Haider al-Mawla, an NIA MP, said NIA MPs would vote in favor of the 2018 state budget bill until after the inclusion of our governorates' demands.

National Corrective Movement (Tasheh Party) called on Tuesday for including the financial allocations of the residents of recaptured districts in the 2018 state budget.

In November, the parliament's presidium referred the draft budget to the parliamentary financial committee to prepare a final version of the budget and discuss its amendments with the government. 

 

Last Modified: 12 28 2017 11:39 AM

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