Jan 31, 2018, 10:41 AM
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Budget bill outlines approved in Majlis

Tehran, Jan 31, IRNA – The general outlines of the proposed budget bill for the next Iranian calendar year (beginning on March 21, 2018) was approved in the Iranian Majis (parliament) on Wednesday.

Out of 262 votes cast in the Wednesday session, 182 votes were in favor, 73 against the bill and six abstentions.

The Iranian lawmakers started their deliberations on the proposed budget bill on Jan 28.

The bill was submitted to the parliament by President Hassan Rouhani on Dec 10 and the lawmakers discussed it in one of the subcommittees of the parliament for 25 days.

When approved by the parliament, the budget bill will be sent to the Guardian Council, whose approval is needed for all the bills to be signed into laws.


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