The Libyan House of Representatives (HoR) approved Monday the first item of the public budget for 2021 - the salary funds for state institutions - that is worth 34.6 billion dinars, canceled the emergency fund and froze the development fund item.
The HoR, according to sources, will hold a session on Tuesday to discuss the rest of the budget.
This came contrary to the expectation of the HoR member Mohammed Al-Raeid who said the HoR would approve the whole budget as most lawmakers wanted to endorse it.
Controversial discussions at the HoR session included the lack of financial and spending plans by the Government of National Unity, and the fact that the expenditure projections are way more than the commitments the government has in its term that ends on December 24.
Meanwhile, some HoR members accused the Government of National of having shady aims and commitments that the budget will cover, while some others complained that there was no budget allocated for "The General Command" of Haftar’s forces.