“The Presidency of the Council of Representatives referred the draft budget law to the government, although the Council did not vote for it and while the Council enjoyed its legislative break, it represents a great constitutional and legal violation,” MP Jabbar al-Abbadi said in a press statement.
He added: “I am surprised how the presidency of the Council can deal with the most important law in this way, and how it can confiscate the opinion of the House of Representatives, that it exceeded the powers granted to it, there is first a mechanism to return the bills, and second law of the general budget can not be returned because Article 62 of the Constitution limited the validity The Council by its approval only, or amendments to it in accordance with the powers granted.
Abadi said, “Article 52 stipulates that the Council of Ministers submit the draft budget law and the final account to the House of Representatives for approval.”
“The delay in approving this law for personal and electoral interests in some people is causing great damage to the state and the citizen. After the presidency of the council refused to allow the Finance Committee to read the draft law first reading at the special session, we are surprised today to bring it back to the government.”
Abadi concluded, “Therefore, the presidency of the Council is required to include the draft budget law on the agenda of the closest session of the House of Representatives.”