Iraq constitution passed: deputy speaker




 
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Iraq constitution passed: deputy speaker
 
October 20th, 2005  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Iraq constitution passed: deputy speaker


Iraq constitution passed: deputy speaker
NAJAF, Iraq, Oct 20 (AFP) - The deputy speaker of the Iraqi parliament said
Thursday that the country's post-Saddam Hussein constitution had been
approved in a weekend referendum.

"The draft constitution passed and the official results will soon be
announced," Hussein Shahristani, a Shiite, said from the holy city of Najaf
south of Baghdad.

Iraqis voted in a referendum on 15 October on the charter that would lay
down the legal and democratic framework for the country following Saddam's
ouster in a US-led invasion in 2003.

"We received initial results from poll observers around Iraq and the
independent electoral commission will make the official announcement," he
added, without giving a timeframe.

The commission itself, which has delayed announcing the results after
reporting vote irregularities, declined to comment on the statement, saying
only that the vote count was not yet complete.

Shahristani, a scientist jailed by the previous regime for refusing to
participate in Iraq's alleged nuclear program, was in Najaf to create a new
coalition called the "independents" to compete in the December parliamentary
elections.
October 20th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Eat crow all you nay sayers. 8)
October 23rd, 2005  
tomtom22
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge 7
Eat crow all you nay sayers. 8)
And have humble pie for your just deserts.
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Iraq constitution passed: deputy speaker