The Sadrist Stream
Shafaq News / On Friday, the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani expressed his hope for resolving the differences between the governments of the center and the region after the vote on the budget law.
In a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, the Kurdistan Regional Government said, “Barzani made a phone call with the head of the political body of the Sadrist movement, Nassar al-Rubaie, and thanked the Sadrist movement and its leadership for their support and their positive and important role in approving the federal budget law.”
The Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, according to the statement, expressed his hope that “passing the budget will be a step towards resolving all outstanding problems and disagreements between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on the basis of the constitution.”
The Prime Minister had previously made a series of phone calls with a number of Iraqi leaders and officials in the federal government to praise their role in approving the 2021 budget law.
On Wednesday (March 31, 2021), the Iraqi parliament voted on the federal budget law for the fiscal year 2021, with a deficit of more than 28 trillion dinars, and a tug of war that continued for months.
The general budget revenues amounted to more than 101 trillion Iraqi dinars, and expenditures were estimated at 129 trillion.
The price of a barrel of oil was calculated in the budget at $ 45 instead of the Iraqi dinar, and the government’s proposed price for the dollar was fixed at 1450 dinars per dollar, according to what a member of the Finance Committee, Muhammad al-Shabaki told Shafaq News.