Iraq’s Parliament passed a 2019 budget law Thursday – breaking through political gridlock by authorizing massive increases in spending, including new revenue guarantees for the autonomous Kurdistan region. The new law, ratified in a late-night session that extended into Thursday morning, features the largest deficit and the second-highest annual spending in the post-Saddam Hussein era. This content is for registered users . Please login to continue. If you are not a registered user, you may purchase a subscription or sign up for a free trial . Iraq Oil Report Attribution Policy All sources quoted or referenced spoke to Iraq Oil Report directly and exclusively, unless stated otherwise. […]