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Thursday UPDATE for May 7, 2020

Iraqi citizens are calling for the arrest and trial of former Prime Minister Mahdi now that Al-Kazemi has been voted on and accepted.

Al-Kazemi will send the budget bill to the Parliament before Eid al-Fitr, which begins on Saturday, May 23, 2020 and ends on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

TishwashParliamentary Finance reveals the date for sending the budget to Parliament

May 7, 2020

Baghdad / .. Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed, Thursday, the date for the government to send a draft federal budget law for 2020 to the House of Representatives.

Committee member Hanin Qaddo said that “after giving him confidence, Mustafa Al-Kazemi begins today forming a committee of economic experts and members of the Finance Committee to amend the budget items in a way that suits the conditions that the country is going through,” pointing out that “Al-Kazemi will present to Parliament austerity budget.”

He added that “the federal budget project for 2020 will be free of job grades and attention will be focused on the operational part of the budget related to the salaries of employees, retirees and other financial obligations,” noting that “Al-Kazemi will send the budget bill to the parliament before Eid al-Fitr.”   link

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GRLewis2000Thanks Tishwash – just to add, Eid al-Fitr, is called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan; which start 23May & end 24May

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