Masum asks Abadi to clear budget law from constitutional violations

Fuad Masum
Fuad Masum

Iraqi President Fuad Masum on Wednesday asked PM Haider Abadi to remove constitutional violations included in the 2018 draft budget bill.

An official letter from Masum revealed the latter said the violations included an attempt to derecognize the Kurdistan Regional Government.

The budget bill makes use of “unconstitutional” words like “provinces of the Region,” “the regions,” and “provinces of the Kurdistan Region".

Masum demanded that only “the Kurdistan Region... as mentioned in the constitution” be used and all other wordings be deleted from the bill.

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