OCRUSH JAN 29
Hello PDer's, Sorry for the delay. Tomorrow is the last day for the law makers to submit there financial statements (this includes parliament, ministers, presidents and so on). They have 30 days to submit them and it started January first and ends January 30th 2013. This falls under the integrity law and for those that do not submit there financials they will be investigated under the law.
I for one believe you will have mass resignations. As of January 18th only 162 members submitted there financials, 151 were still holding out. Najaifi, Maliki and a few other high ministers and presidents already submitted there financials mid-January. Most law makers that have not submitted the financials come from Iraqiah (Allawis former bloc). They will probably resign to save themselves.
This is good news for us. The corruption will be limited and this is one way to get rid of them so the country can move forward. The 2013 budget will be transparent and each minister has to report to the integrity committee on the progress of all projects that fall under there juristiction.
I hope this helps. I am sure our members are going crazy trying to figure out why the budget is not activated yet. It will be so don't drive yourselves crazy. One more fact. Unami has completed reviewing the 2013 budget and I believe they put out a short statement a few days ago. This is a good sign. Why you ask? If the budget wasn't ready they would not have reviewed it and put out a statement.