- number of readings 747
- Section : Iraq
Baghdad / Obelisk: Technical Adviser to the Prime Minister Haitham Al-Jubouri confirmed, on Friday, May 27, 2022, that the government is ready to send the 2022 budget to the House of Representatives whenever the latter requests it.
Al-Jubouri said in a press statement, that the government is ready to complete the draft budget, indicating that the budget takes two weeks in the Council of Ministers to complete and submit it to the Legal Committee in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the Council of Ministers.
He added that the government is ready to send the budget whenever the House of Representatives requests it, pointing out that the recent Federal Court decision was clear that the budget cannot be sent from the current government.
He added that sending the budget can be done by inquiring the parliament, considering the budget law is linked to the lives of citizens and has privacy and therefore applies with the interpretation of the court that it directed to the President of the Republic.
He indicated that the House of Representatives under his presidency can send a letter to the Federal Court inquiring about the budget law, noting that “the Iraqi constitution singled out an article on the budget law and the mechanisms for dealing with this law, and then the Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019, which defined the mechanisms for sending the budget, Thus, does sending the budget law apply with the interpretation sent to the President of the Republic, or with the decision of the Federal Court, which stipulates that the caretaker government has no right to send bills, explaining that the answer comes from the Federal Court as the authority authorized to interpret the articles of the Iraqi constitution.