Majlis rejects general outline of budget bill

January 29, 2018 - 12:22

TEHRAN – The Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Sunday rejected general outlines of the national budget bill for the next Iranian fiscal year, which will start on March 21.

The bill was rejected during the open session of the parliament with 83 votes in favor, 120 votes against and 9 abstentions, media reported.

The bill will be returned to a joint parliamentary committee for revisions. The joint commission is a legislative body responsible for reviewing budget bills as well as the five-year development plans.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the joint committee must implement the proposed amendments within the next three days.


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