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Draft Iraqi Constitution

This sounds like somewhat of a victory–though a great deal of work to be done to make sure the final constitution turns out right:

The governing council members agreed to compromise language on several difficult issues, the Iraqi officials said. Islam was to be designated “a source” of legislation, not “the primary source,” as had been demanded by several Muslim members of the council.

That compromise, which had been one of the most intractable areas of disagreement, was finessed when Iraqi leaders agreed to insert language prohibiting the passage of any legislation “against” Islam, Mr. Qanbar said.


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