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 that “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 financial committee rapporteur, Ahmed al-Saffar, told (Baghdad Today): “According to the law of financial management in case the budget is delayed and the new year begins, the formula applies 1/12 of the previous year, that is, apply the budget of one month of 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 communication with the President of the House of Representatives, will come out with a legal form 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.
Abdul Mahdi, that the government is looking for what we get out of this situation now, the need to approve the budget, and passed by the House of Representatives on time, while he admitted that the government had to submit in the tenth month of this year, but the events that took place last November affected Completed and sent to Parliament.