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Budget Bill Goes Straight to Guardian Council

Budget Bill Goes Straight to Guardian Council
Budget Bill Goes Straight to Guardian Council

As per an executive order by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, next year’s budget bill (March 2020-21) has been sent straight to the Guardians Council—the body in charge of ascertaining the constitutional and Islamic nature of all laws—without being discussed in the open sessions of the coronavirus-hit parliament.
As Asadollah Abbasi, spokesman of Majlis Presiding Board told IRNA, "in view of the most recent outbreak of coronavirus and as per Article 85 of the Iranian Constitution" parliamentarians reached a consensus to assign Majlis Joint Commission—a parliamentary body responsible for reviewing the budget bill as well as five-year development plans proposed by the government before it is put to a parliamentary vote—the power to submit its version of the bill to the Guardians Council.
Article 85 reads, “Membership in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian Parliament) is vested in an individual and cannot be delegated to another person. The assembly cannot allocate the power of legislation to a person or a commission. 


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