The reasons for leaving parliament open to next Saturday


BAGHDAD / SNG – MP for the National Alliance Salim Shawqi, on Thursday, the reason for keeping the House of Representatives open to next Saturday.

Shawqi said that ‘the House of Representatives left its open to next Saturday for dialogue and debate on the budget’, stressing that ‘there is keenness of most blocs to pass the budget because the disruption is a loss for all provinces’.

He added, a member of the parliamentary legal committee that ‘there is a rejection within the parliament for the percentage of 17% demanded by the Kurdish blocs in the budget of 2018, and the continued boycott of meetings by the Kurds, will not benefit anything.’

A parliamentary source said on Thursday that the House of Representatives ended the first reading of the proposed law, while resuming its meeting on Saturday from next week.


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