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Budget bill to be published in official gazette within 2 days – MP

Selim Shawki
Member of parliament's legal committee Salim Shawki - File photo
An MP on Thursday suggested publishing the budget bill for 2018 in the official gazette within two days, despite the debate between the president and the parliament.

"The president does not have the right to object to the federal budget, he is only authorized to give notes about it," member of parliament's legal committee Salim Shawki stated on Thursday, adding that all the president's reservations are not fundamental.

"If the president has reservations, he can appeal against the bill before the federal court, or he can reach a settlement with the parliament," Shawki added.

The budget bill for 2018 was source of conflict between President Fuad Masum and the parliament, since the president returned the bill to the parliament to amend it for contacting 31 items contravening the applicable legislations.
Last Modified: Thursday، 29 March 2018 12:37 PM