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Clare: The Iraqi Parliament sets the date for voting on the 2021 budget

2021-03-26 12:22

Shafaq News / The Iraqi Council of Representatives (Parliament) has set, on Friday, the date of the scheduled session to vote on the draft federal budget bill for the current year.

According to the agenda distributed by the council’s media department, Parliament will vote on the budget in next Sunday’s session.

The session will be devoted to voting on the budget, with the exception of public discussions for a quarter of an hour.

It was scheduled to take place the vote on the budget on Saturday.

However, the council’s media department indicated that, “given the continuing discussions on the draft budget law and the need for final formulations of the articles of the budget bill, the council presidency decided that the voting session on the draft budget law would take place on Sunday.”

There are still differences between the political blocs on several items in the draft budget, including the share of the Kurdistan Region and the exchange rate of the dollar against the dinar.  link

Ryan1216:  Godlover do you think we’ll see the budget exposed/voted on Sunday?

Godlover:  I am more hopeful for the budget vote on Sunday. The article itself seems more official looking to me. Another thing I find out of ordinary is they usually seem to delay a week or so out….this being the following day is curious, if nothing else. As far as exposing the budget or the true number potentially within it, unlikely imo. Again, I look for the signing & opening of the budget. God willing when it opens, we see what we seek.

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