Par­lia­ment re­jects pres­i­dent’s veto on bud­get

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Par­lia­ment re­viewed the pres­i­dent’s veto on the 2019 state bud­get on Novem­ber 23, and de­cided to re­ject the veto...

Par­lia­ment re­viewed the pres­i­dent’s veto on the 2019 state bud­get on Novem­ber 23, and de­cided to re­ject the veto. On Novem­ber 15, Pres­i­dent Kh.Bat­tulga ve­toed the 2019 state bud­get, the 2019 bud­get for the So­cial In­sur­ance Fund, the 2019 bud­get of the Health In­sur­ance Fund, the frame­work state­ment for the 2019 state bud­get, the bud­get overview from 2020 to 2021, and other bills linked with these bud­gets and le­gal doc­u­ments.

Pres­i­dent Kh.Bat­tulga ve­toed the 2019 state bud­get as Par­lia­ment and gov­ern­ment did not in­clude his pro­posal to pro­mote agri­cul­tural ex­ports in the up­com­ing years to sup­port man­u­fac­tur­ing of Mon­go­lian live­stock prod­ucts in the next year’s bud­get.

The pro­pos­als were made to the gov­ern­ment sev­eral times when the 2019 state bud­get was be­ing drafted, and the prime min­is­ter did not in­clude the pres­i­dent’s pro­pos­als in the state bud­get pro­posal. But U.Khurel­sukh pushed the MPP cau­cus to in­clude the pres­i­dent’s pro­posal in the next year’s bud­get af­ter the pres­i­dent ve­toed the 2019 state bud­get. If Par­lia­ment ac­cepts the pres­i­dent’s veto, next year, Mon­go­lia will face an eco­nomic cri­sis with­out a state bud­get, ac­cord­ing to the cau­cus.

Dur­ing the ses­sion, most law­mak­ers in at­ten­dance sup­ported the pres­i­dent’s pro­posal be­cause the agri­cul­tural sec­tor’s de­vel­op­ment is cru­cial to Mon­go­lia, but if Par­lia­ment ac­cepts the pres­i­dent’s veto, civil ser­vants will not re­ceive their monthly salary and the coun­try will face an eco­nomic cri­sis with­out a state bud­get, which was stated as the rea­son for re­ject­ing the veto.

Law­mak­ers said that they will sup­port the pres­i­dent’s pro­posal if the gov­ern­ment puts for­ward a pro­posal to make amend­ments to the 2019 state bud­get next year.

Law­maker D.Gan­bold speaks about Le­gal Stand­ing Com­mit­tee's re­view of the veto

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