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Tishwash: The Kurdistan Region delegation begins last-hour negotiations in Baghdad

Member of Parliament, Representative Riad Al-Masoudi, confirmed, on Sunday, the arrival of the regional government delegation negotiating the budget to Baghdad this morning, indicating that the delegation will conduct negotiations in the last hours before the start of the voting session on the draft budget law tomorrow, Monday.

Al-Masoudi said in a press interview, “The Kurdish delegation arrived in Baghdad to conduct recent negotiations with government and parliamentary parties to agree on the final formula for the region’s entitlement to the budget.”

He added that “the negotiations of the region’s delegation will continue today and until tomorrow morning, before the start of the voting session on the draft budget law in tomorrow’s session, Monday, after the Speaker of Parliament approved the proposal of more than 150 deputies to include it on the agenda of Monday’s session,” indicating that “the delegation cannot procrastinate  link

Tishwash:  The head of a parliamentary bloc suggests that the dollar exchange rate will change in the 2021 budget

The head of Bayariq Al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, MP Muhammad Al-Khalidi, on Saturday, suggested changing the exchange rate of the dollar in the 2021 budget.

Al-Khalidi said to the agency / information /, that “the parliamentary pressure to change the exchange rate of the dollar from its current position at 1450 dinars per dollar continued and did not stop, but rather doubled in recent times.”

He added, “The high selling prices of crude oil and the improvement in the general economic situation have made the exchange rate remaining in its current position not compatible with the nature of the economic scene, especially since there are large segments of Iraqi society affected by the price due to the high prices of basic materials in the markets.”

Al-Khalidi said, “The continued parliamentary pressure leads to a change in the exchange rate of the dollar in the 2021 budget, especially since many political forces have begun to realize the importance of the decision, especially as its justifications have disappeared with the recent rise in crude oil selling prices.”

Several representative political forces continue their campaign towards restoring the dollar’s exchange rate to its previous position, or at least setting an average price that reduces the financial burden on large segments, including the poor, due to the increase in food prices   link

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Tishwash:  Parliamentary Finance: Monday’s session is devoid of the budget bill

The Parliamentary Finance Committee explained why the 2021 budget bill was not included in the agenda of next Monday’s session.

“The vote on the budget law was supposed to be included in the agenda of Parliament next Monday, but the agenda will be devoted only to completing the vote on the Federal Court law,” said Majida Al-Tamimi, a member of the representative committee.

She added, “The Finance Committee agreed to hold another meeting to review some of the budget paragraphs in preparation for placing them on the Parliament’s agenda this week.”

The Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, had announced earlier that the vote on the 2021 Budget Law would be included on the agenda next Monday.

Earlier, the House of Representatives announced that the vote on the Federal Court law would be completed at next Monday’s session.   link

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Tishwash:  A representative source confirms the inclusion of the budget law in next Tuesday’s session

A representative source confirmed, on Saturday evening, that the federal budget for 2021 will be included in the session next Tuesday.

And the source said {to Euphrates News} about “the inclusion of the 2021 budget bill on the agenda of next Tuesday’s session.”

On Saturday, the House of Representatives announced that the vote on the Federal Court bill would be completed at next Monday’s session.

In a brief statement, the Information Department stated, “Al Furat News” received a copy of it, that “the work schedule for the session on Monday, March 15, 2021 includes the completion of voting on the draft Federal Court bill.”  link

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