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Iraq parliament passes 2013 budget despite Kurdish boycott

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BAGHDAD, March 7 (Reuters) - The Iraqi parliament passed the country's 2013 budget on Thursday despite a boycott by Kurdish members, a Kurdish MP said.

"None of our demands were included in the budget," said Kurdish MP Rawaz Khoshnaw. "We didn't attend the meeting."

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