Source: Iraq's parliament demanded the government not to intervene in monetary policy
BAGHDAD (Reuters): Parliamentary source said that the Iraqi parliament sent a letter to the Council of Ministers asking him not to intervene in monetary policy in the face on the independence of the Central Bank amid concerns about the influence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. Maliki won a court order in January January 2011 puts the independent bodies such as the Central Bank of Iraq under the jurisdiction of the government, raising concerns of critics who look with suspicion of what they say are signs of despotism in some of its decisions. said Shi'ite Prime Minister that this will not affect the independence of the central bank, but other measures taken against the senior politicians of the year and his control over the security ministries mission raises fears that he is trying to strengthen his authority.
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source said the Office of the President of parliament, Osama Najafi said parliament had sent a letter to the Cabinet reminded him of where that setting monetary policy is not within his powers. comes message parliament after he wrote the Council of Ministers to the Central Bank that it should be the government's role in monetary policy, according to lawmakers received a copy of the letter. said Jaber Al Jabri member parliament's finance committee, told Reuters it was not the first time you try the government to impose its control over the Central Bank. said Parliament on its website that Najafi met with the Governor of the Central Bank Shabibi on Tuesday to confirm its support for the independence of the Central Bank as stipulated in the Constitution. (Ahmed Elhamy prepare for the Arab Bulletin) of Aseel Kami