10 March 2014
Iraqi parliament revealed that Iraqi Prime Minister , Nuri al-Maliki has fileda lawsuit because of the budget law.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has launched on Wednesday , a sharp attack on the parliament describing it as delayed important laws , while announced submitting an appeal to the Federal Court on the " political work " of the parliament and revealed making a decision within the Council of Ministers to send the financial budget regardless for the year current before its approval.
For his part, Parliament Speaker, Osama al-Nujiufi described the accusations made by Prime Minister, Nuri al-Maliki to the parliament as a " military coup " on the democratic experiment and the political process in the country.
The spokesman for the Council , Sabah al- Bawi told "Shafaq News " , that "the lawsuit numbered 31 / federal / 2014 reached the legal department of the parliament in which Mr. Prime Minister talked about filing it against the parliament.
Bawi added " The Federal Court has been approved in many previous rulings its lack of competence in the internal procedures which is an interference in the independence of the legislative authority as guaranteed in Article 47 of the Constitution ."
"It is known that the Presidency of the parliament had included the bill on the agenda , but due to lack of quorum and rejections of blocs on the bill , the session has been delayed".
The spokesman of the Iraqi Parliament that any decision to compel the Presidency of the Council to include a budget bill on the agenda would not be feasible " because the problem lies in providing the necessary quorum for the meeting, which is not accessible, especially that the government had sent the bill without having a national consensus ".
The Iraqi annual budget this year has faced many obstacles because of the dispute of the parliamentary blocs on them, which threatens to delay its approval .
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