Posted Today, 08:12 AM Ocrush Feb 19th Nugget
Still no official word from Nujaifi. They are taking breaks once in a while and prayers will start soon for about an hour. It will be a long day allright, lets hope they come to a conclusion.
The other blocs are fine, its the kurds and the national alliance that are still negotiating. The good thing is Nujaifi is presiding so there is a good chance this will finish today. Cheers My Friends :))
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Word is the NA and the Kurds have agreed. They will have there prayers and hopefully go back for the vote. This is Nujaifis choice. He wants everyone to feel comfortable. He may postpone it till tomorrow or thursday. Don't forget this is the second to last hurdle, once they pass the budget they need to make sure everything else is in place (laws). Timing is everything! Cheers My FriendS
Posted Today, 09:03 AM More from ocrush
We should start seeing positive articles on other matters! Have the pders look for them. It will be a great sign! Cheers Diane!
Posted Today, 09:34 AM it looks like thursday...
Nujaifi hold a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs and the Finance Committe
Nujaifi hold a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs and the Finance Committee to discuss the points of disagreement on the budget
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 16:47
Held House Speaker Osama Nujaifi on Tuesday a meeting with the heads of parliamentary blocs to discuss the points of disagreement on the draft law the state budget for 2013.
A statement by the Information Office of the President of the House of Representatives received the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of "Nujaifi held in his office official, today, a meeting attended by Vice President Qusay al-Suhail and Aref Tayfur participation of heads of parliamentary blocs and Parliamentary Finance Committee to discuss the points of contention in the federal budget law for the current year 2013. "
He added that "Najafi said during the meeting the importance of approving the budget because of their prejudice in the lives of citizens and speed up an end to finalize it."
The statement pointed out, "It was agreed during the meeting to continue the discussion and to intensify negotiations to prevent delay in approving the federal budget."
And a member of the Finance Committee announced, Majida al-Tamimi, said that an agreement had been reached shortly before the mini-meeting of the leaders of the political blocs to resolve differences between the Kurdistan Alliance and the Iraqi relating to the budget and carried out all their demands.
She Tamimi said in a statement received [where], a copy of which, that "the budget is now ready for a vote next Thursday, and on Wednesday will be limited to modify some numbers and modify print", indicating that "this means that it was agreed to all the demands of political blocs ".
The House of Representatives has postponed the planned its day to vote on the budget bill to next (THIS) Thursday due to lack of a solution to the differences and lack of a quorum.