MP describes decreasing KR’s share of federal budget as difficult
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Abed Dhiyab al-Ajili described the issue of decreasing Kurdistan Region’s share of the federal budget as “something difficult.”
Ajili stated to Iraqi News “It is difficult to reduce the share of Kurdistan to less than 17% because this depends on conducting the census in KR which will determine whether to decrease the share or increase it.”
“It is not the right of the Parliament to change the rates included in the federal budget but it can only move its sections because it is the task of the Council of Ministers to change those rates,” he pointed out. .
It is worth mentioning that some MPs within the SLC have demanded to decrease the share of KR from the federal budget while the Kurds described these calls as included within the political outbidding and disputes between the Central Government and Kurdistan Region.