After the departure of the Erbil delegation, separate meetings in Parliament and the Kurds are considering boycotting the budget vote


Iraqi Council of Representatives


Kurdistan Region delegation

2021 budget

Shiite blocs

Share of Kurdistan Region

2021-03-20 10:28

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Shafaq News / It was revealed that the Kurdistan Region delegation had left the parliament building; Today, Saturday, the depth of the differences experienced by the Shiite blocs with the Kurds on the one hand and the Sunni blocs on the other hand, without showing any flexibility in negotiating and burdening the budget with additional paragraphs aimed at dispelling any signs of an agreement to solve the pending problems.

According to the correspondent of Shafaq News Agency; Parliament Speaker Muhammad al-Halbousi, First Representative Hassan al-Kaabi, and heads of Shiite and Sunni factions hold a meeting in the Parliament cafeteria without a Kurdish presence.

According to what our correspondent has investigated; The meeting was held to reach an agreement and held a session today to vote on the budget law.

Meanwhile; A parliamentary source reported; The Kurdish parliamentary blocs held a closed meeting with their deputies in Parliament, to inform them of the developments of the Parliamentary Finance Committee meetings and the differences regarding Article 11 related to the Kurdistan region’s share of the general budget.

The source added that the meeting discussed boycotting the voting session on the Federal Budget Law.

from his side; The deputy of the Kurdish Al-Amal Bloc, Kawa Muhammad, told Shafaq News: That there is a ebb and flow between the Shiite and Sunni blocs on the one hand, and the Shiite and Kurdish blocs on the other hand.

Muhammad added; There are different opinions on the text of Article 11 of the Federal Budget Law for 2021.

And between the representative of the Kurdish Hope Bloc; That due to the current situation and the failure to reach a final agreement, we exclude today’s session and voting on the General Budget Law; It is likely that the session will be postponed to another day.

Muhammad also excluded; Repeat the scenario of the Federal Court session and vote on the Budget Law separately from the Kurds.

A parliamentary source informed the Shafaq News Agency; That the departure of the Kurdish delegation came after the decline of the Shiite blocs and their lack of commitment to yesterday’s agreement with the Kurdish delegation and the Presidency of Parliament.

Earlier on Saturday, a parliamentary source reported that the Kurdistan Region delegation had attended the Iraqi Parliament building ahead of the voting session on the 2021 budget.

The Kurdistan Region delegation was present on Friday in the Iraqi Parliament building and held talks with the Speaker of Parliament and met with a number of political blocs to reach an agreement regarding the Kurdistan Region’s share in the 2021 budget.


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