The Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, confirmed, on Saturday, that the 2021 Budget Law will not be sent to the Presidency of the Republic now.
Al-Haddad announced that the draft budget for 2021 will be referred to the relevant department, while it is likely that it will be approved by the Presidency of the Republic during the current week.
Al-Haddad said in a press statement, that "after the Parliament voted on the draft federal budget law for 2021, the draft law was transferred to the relevant department for review and scrutiny."
He added, "After the budget is approved, the Parliamentary Affairs Department will check the articles of the law and match their texts to the final version before sending them to the Presidency of the Republic."
He noted, "sending the law to the President of the Republic during this week for approval and publishing it in the Official Gazette, to enter into force after the Ministry of Finance issued instructions for implementing the budget."