Iraq’s Parliament votes for an emergency 12 trillion ($10.2 billion) financing law on Nov. 12, 2020. (Source: Iraqi Parliament media office) EDITOR’S NOTE: In recent weeks, multiple different versions of the 2021 budget law have been circulated and key changes were made at the last minute, during the process of voting. The final version of the budget is the langauge that was approved after being read aloud in Parliament — but even that language is sometimes subject to minor, subsequent corrections. In past years, the “final” written version of the budget has not appeared until several days after the voice vote. This makes it difficult to provide full and accurate details of the budget immediately after its ratification. The figures in this story reflect Iraq Oil Report’s best effort to triangulate provisional, written drafts of the budget with video excerpts of the legislative session as well as the first-hand […]