Parliament votes to amend the election law and ends reading 4 laws

2/12/2018

The decrease in the budget deficit from 13 to 12.5 trillion dinars
Baghdad / Omar Abdul Latif / Muhannad Abdul Wahab / Shaima Rashid
The House voted in its 12th ordinary session held under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri and the presence of 165 deputies on the second amendment law to the law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013, which includes 20 percent of the members of the next parliament of holders of preparatory certificate or equivalent, while ending his regular session Eleven, which was resumed, on Sunday, read 4 laws.


This comes at a time when the agenda of the vote on the second reading of the draft federal budget bill announced by the Speaker of the Parliament that the government sent last Thursday an amended version of the bill and was referred to the Finance Committee, and called on the Committee to study the revised version and include amendments in the report, Budget Law in order to complete its legislation.

A technical session
according to two statements of the media department of the House of Representatives, received by the "morning", Jubouri drew, at the beginning of the eleventh meeting to the need for a technical meeting with the Prime Minister to resolve the amendments and deliberation on the adoption of the federal budget to achieve the interest of all according to the requests submitted.

The Council concluded the first reading of the Olympic Committee’s proposed law, and completed the reading of a report and discussion of the proposed law on the prevention of firing of firearms on occasions.

On the other hand, MP Haider Mawla reviewed the issue of water scarcity in Maysan province, calling on the parliament to move to find out the causes of the problem and find solutions to the crisis suffered by the citizens. He called on the executive authorities to carry out their duty through regional and international action.

The proposal of the law of the Institute of Sports Management, and completed the reading of the report and discussion of the draft law to disengage the Department of the reform of events from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and join the Ministry of Justice.

On the other hand, stressed the President of the House of Representatives on the keenness of the Council on the adoption of legislation and the continuation of its oversight role at the end of the legislative session, pointing out the importance that some of the decisions adopted by the parliamentary blocs did not affect the endings reached by the Council on the vote on the important legislation, Who needs a comprehensive vision.

He added that the presidency of the Council is working with the Finance Committee and the government to prepare a formula in the budget to meet the demands of all parties, pointing to the need to amend the provincial elections law not inconsistent with the date and the importance of resolving the article on the province Kirkuk, during this week, urging MPs to intensify attendance and seek to complete legislation.

Jabouri pointed out that the Council has voted for deductions in salaries of employees in support of the popular mobilization and displaced and has been saved deductions in a safe form.

Al-Jubouri, after looking at the financial statements, high oil prices and the return of the displaced, pointed out that the Finance Committee is keen to include in the draft budget an item that avoids the need to withhold the salaries of employees by 3.8, stressing the keenness of the House of Representatives not to affect the salaries of employees.

To cancel the deductions from the salaries of employees in the current year’s budget and to vote on a resolution on this matter.

At the beginning of its 12th meeting, the Council voted on the proposed law of the second amendment to the law of elections of the Council of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 and submitted by the Legal Committee for the purpose of To amend the provisions governing the electoral process commensurate with the possibilities available to the Commission and to enable some segments of society to representation in the House of Representatives.

Then decided to resume the session next Tuesday, 13/2/2018. 8, stressing the keenness of the House of Representatives strongly not to prejudice the salaries of employees.

On its part, the Finance Committee announced its support for directing Jubouri to cancel deductions from the salaries of employees in the budget this year and to vote on a resolution on this matter.

At the beginning of its 12th meeting, The second of the Law of Elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 and submitted by the Legal Committee for the purpose of amending the provisions governing the electoral process commensurate with the possibilities available to the Commission and to enable some segments of society to representation in the House of Representatives.

/ 2018. 8, stressing the keenness of the House of Representatives strongly not to prejudice the salaries of employees. On its part, the Finance Committee announced its support for directing Jubouri to cancel deductions from the salaries of employees in the budget this year and to vote on a resolution on this matter.

At the beginning of its 12th meeting, The second of the Law of Elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 and submitted by the Legal Committee for the purpose of amending the provisions governing the electoral process commensurate with the possibilities available to the Commission and to enable some segments of society to representation in the House of Representatives. / 2018.

Employee payroll deductions
And on the abolition of deductions from the salaries of employees, said a member of the Finance Parliament, Magda Tamimi, in a press conference attended by "morning": "The financial committee in 2016 binding cuts due to the deterioration of oil prices and the entry of Dahesh, there are no allocations for the crowd and displaced, 2017 and 2018 was not the financial committee of the decision, but came from the government in general.

"Tamimi added that" in the budget of 2018 we do not need to withhold from the salaries of employees and therefore agreed the Finance Committee unanimously to cancel the paragraph deductions, either compensation We have other proposals we will put in the budget to fill the shortfall "With regard to the amendment T. government on the budget bill, Tamimi explained,

"the amendments received from the government on the budget, including the high budget revenues from 90 trillion to 91 trillion 643 billion dinars, and this increase is not from oil revenues, but from non-oil revenues," indicating that " The public expenditure of the state rose from 103.9 to 104.1 trillion dinars, and investment expenditures also rose from 24.4 trillion to 24.6 trillion dinars.

"She added," has been added a new paragraph in the budget is the addition of allocations of 2 trillion dinars on reserve allocations Emergency, which was previously 192 billion dinars and now the government allowed the Council of Ministers to add an amount to emergency allocations will go to benefit in 3 paragraphs are the compensation of employees, including the region and investment expenditures and social protection network.

"The member of the parliamentary finance that" there is an amendment to the allocations of oil-producing provinces , I added her to that Qat, the former and later will replace those provinces of the increase in liquidity due to high oil prices, and this will be adjusted in the sense of higher revenues, "noting that" the decrease in the light of the increase in revenues from 13 trillion is now 12.5 trillion dinars.

"She pointed out that"
Difficulties of passing the budget
In the context, the MP for the Kurdistan Alliance, Majid Shankali, in an interview for "morning", "that the Kurdish blocs will accept only the implementation of their demands and that any passage of the budget without the Kurds will lead to the disruption of the Iraqi social fabric."

He added that "the Kurdistan region is a genuine part of Iraq and must be treated away from political gains or electoral propaganda," pointing out that "previous agreements with the Prime Minister, including the formation of technical committee formed members of the Finance Committee of the Kurds to discuss with the technical committee did not bear fruit Concrete results ".

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