18 February 2011

General state budget for 2011 is legal: Court of Appeals

Timornewsline, February 14, 2011 - The Timorese Court of Appeals has officially announced that the general state budget which was approved by the Parliament recently is constitutional and is now waiting for promulgation by the President of the republic.

Last week President Jose Ramos Horta brought the general state budget to the Court of Appeal to ask whether it was constitutional or not.

The state budget for 2011 is large and totals US$1 billion and will be allocated for building the country's infrastructure.

President Horta promulgated the general state budget before holding his official visit to Israel and Palestine (Timor Post, February 14, 2011).

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