Politics 12/12/2019 19:05 124 Editor: bh
Baghdad Today _ Baghdad
A parliamentary source said on Thursday (December 5, 2019) that the Presidency of the House of Representatives intends to address the Presidency of the Republic to send the draft budget budget for 2020 to the Council by next week.
The source said in an interview for (Baghdad today), “the Presidency of the Council of Representatives intends to address the President of the Republic Barham Saleh, to send the draft budget of the federal budget 2020 to parliament by next week.”
Earlier in the day, members of the Parliamentary Finance Committee revealed the legal way out of the application of the budget law for 2020 after the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi became a caretaker government daily, it is not authorized to send bills to the House of Representatives.
The decision of the Finance Committee, Ahmed Al-Saffar, said in an interview with (Baghdad Today): “According to the Financial Management Law, if the budget is late and the new year begins, then the formula 1/12 of the previous year is applied, that is, applying the one-month budget from the previous year in the new year and so for months. The rest. ”
Al-Saffar, that “the application of the budget of the previous year on the new year, only to facilitate the necessary work and salaries and not the items to issue appointments or new projects.”
In turn, a member of the Finance Committee, Mahasin Hamdoun, in an interview (Baghdad today), that “the general budget of the State must end and vote in the House of Representatives to walk things.”
She pointed out that “the Finance Committee after its contact with the President of the House of Representatives, will come out with a legal version of the budget law, to be included in the work of the caretaker government, or to transfer the budget to the President of the Republic in order to send to Parliament.”
The resigned Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, said during his speech at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, on Wednesday (December 4, 2019), that the government has reached the final stages in the preparation of the budget 2020, but can not send, because it has become a caretaker government daily, not It has the right to send bills.
Abdel-Mahdi stressed that the government is looking for what we are getting out of this case now, for the necessity to pass the budget and pass it by the House of Representatives on the specified date, while acknowledging that the government should have submitted it in the tenth month of the current year, but the events that occurred last November affected the Completion and transmission to Parliament.