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Tishwash: A country that is pressing for a change in the exchange rate of the dollar in the Iraqi budget

Deputy Amjad Al-Oqabi confirmed, on Saturday, that the attempts to reduce the exchange rate of the dollar are related to one of the neighboring countries.

Al-Uqabi wrote in a tweet on Twitter, today (March 20, 2021), that “some statements and statements for the purpose of restoring the exchange rate of the dollar, Iraq and the Iraqi citizen are not concerned with their concern, but most of their concern is to please the neighbor.”

He wondered, “Why is it because the neighbor was hurt by the rise in the exchange rate of the dollar in Iraq!”   link

Tishwash:  Parliamentary integrity: hidden budget deals and the majority of deputies with the reduction of the dollar

Today, Saturday, a member of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Aliya Nassif, suggested that the budget for the current year would not be passed in today’s session due to “hidden deals,” while noting that the majority in the House of Representatives reduced the price of the dollar.

Alia Nassif said in a statement to “Tigris”, “We recommend that the budget will not be passed today due to the refusal of independent and outlawed political blocs of the hidden deals . ”

She added, “Most of the deputies will not vote on the budget law because they are ignorant of its provisions. Explanations may come moments before the vote on the budget, so that the voting decision is confused, if done.”

She pointed out that “the parliamentary will with the demands of the Iraqi street to return the canceled contracts and reconsider the exchange rate of the dollar and the inflation that occurred in the market as a result of the irresponsible act of raising the price of the dollar.”   link


Tishwash:  Parliament leaves time open for the parliamentary budget and finance session to hold a decisive meeting

The Iraqi parliament left, at its scheduled session on Saturday, to vote on the federal budget for the year 2021 open, while the Parliamentary Finance Committee held a crucial meeting to discuss the texts of the draft budget.

A parliamentary source told Shafaq News, “The parliament did not specify a time for today’s session, because there is no formal political agreement to vote on the budget law.”

The source pointed out that “the time set by the Presidency of Parliament regarding its convening was routine, according to the internal system of the House of Representatives,” noting that “the time for the session ranges from 2 pm to 5 pm.”

He added that “the Parliamentary Finance Committee held a (decisive) meeting to discuss some of the budget articles and reformulate them, after which Parliament will hold its session to vote on the draft law.  link


Tishwash:  Sairoun: We will pass the budget by majority if no agreement is reached with Kurdistan

Badr Al-Ziyadi, the deputy of the Saeron Alliance, confirmed, on Saturday, that the budget will be passed by a majority vote in the event that no agreement is reached with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Al-Ziyadi said in a statement to / information /, that “today’s session will witness a vote on all the paragraphs of the draft general budget law for 2021,” indicating that “the budget will pass by the majority if no agreement is reached with the Kurds.”

He added, “The Parliamentary Finance Committee has completed all the amendments except for the region’s share,” noting that “the Presidency of Parliament will hold a meeting with the heads of the relevant blocks and committees to discuss the most important controversial issues in the pre-session for voting on the budget.”

The head of Bayariq Al-Khair Parliamentary Bloc, MP Muhammad Al-Khalidi, confirmed, on Friday, that the budget will pass by the majority if the representative forces did not reach a comprehensive consensus, pointing out that the dialogue is still in place until the moment.   link

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