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MPs request increase of funds allocated to parliament


Today at a meeting of the Azerbaijani parliament, MPs have complained of shortage of funds allocated from the budget to the parliament.

 

Addressing the discussion of the budget package for 2018, MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev said that the parliament consists of 125 deputies who are represented in organizations abroad, APA reports. The MP noted that despite this fact, the Presidential Administration was allocated funds four times more than those allocated to the parliament. “The parliament is an independent branch of the government. I would like to know what the difference is. Do they often go on business trips or how? The difference is so surprising,”, said the MP.

 

MP Zahid Oruj also complained of the shortage of the funds allocated to the parliament. He noted that funds should be allocated replacement of the equipment in the parliament hall with new technologies. “The drivers of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Presidential Administration get salaries more than the drivers of the parliament. Please also take into account our drivers too. This difference should be eliminated,” Oruj said.

 

It is planned to allocate AZN 24,232,055 from the budget to the parliament in 2018. 

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