The House of Representatives intends to pass the 2021 budget by majority in Monday’s session
MP Mansour Al-Baiji confirmed that the budget will be passed by a majority in a session on Monday, stressing that there is consensus on that.
Al-Baiji said in a statement seen by “Al-Eqtisad News”, that “the general budget of the country has been decided and amended with the exception of the share of the Kurdistan region, which has not yet been decided, stressing that it will pass by the majority inside the parliament and there is unanimous approval among the representatives.”
Al-Baiji considered that “the Kurdistan Regional Government does not want to reach a solution to settle its share of the budget, and it has stalled throughout the previous period and the approval of the budget has been delayed to this day because of the Kurdistan region. Therefore, more than 150 parliamentary signatures were collected in order to present the budget for passing it.”
The MP explained that “after the consensus that occurred among the representatives on the incompatibility on the account of our governorates with the general budget of the country, as was the case previously with the Kurdistan Regional Government, the signatures were collected to present the Budget Law at the nearest session in order for it to pass because it was too late and this delay cannot continue because the injured The only one of them is all of the Iraqi people. ”
He added, “The Kurdistan Regional Government must obey the law and the constitution as is the case in other governorates, and hand over all its revenues to the central government, and do not procrastinate on that, because our Kurdish people are the ones affected and they must realize well that the Kurdistan Regional Government is the reason.”
Al-Baiji stipulated that if he wants “his share in the budget, he must hand over his revenues in full, otherwise we will not vote on his share in the current year’s budget as happened with the borrowing law.” He continued, “Justice must be applied between all governorates and the Kurdistan Region because it is not possible or reasonable for us to surrender. A share to the Kurdistan Regional Government, and he does not hand over to the federal government anything.”