Sunday, March 4, 2018

Iraqi Parliament Adopts Year's Budget Amid Protests of Kurds

Iraqi Parliament
The Iraqi parliament adopted amendments to the country’s budget for 2018 despite protests of the Kurdish lawmakers, member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee Masud Haidar said.

According to Haidar, the amendments were adopted by the majority of votes with 176 lawmakers having participated in the parliament’s session.

“A total of 65 Kurdish lawmakers left the session, dedicated to the vote on the new budget, showing their protest against several provisions, the main of them is reduction of Kurdistan’s share [in Iraqi's budget] from 17 percent to 12.6 percent,” Haidar said on late Saturday.

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