The Jaker

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005
What Now?
I'm sympathetic to the need of getting a constitution written and passed in Iraq as soon as possible. But this latest change they've implemented - switching the requirement to defeat it from 2/3 "no" votes in any 3 of the 18 provinces, to "no" votes amounting to 2/3 of the total registered voters - is ridiculous. So even if you get 100% of the voters voting a certain way, it's not valid unless the turnout is over 2/3.

Unfair and wrong. If you're that worried about it getting passed, then it's time to go back to the drawing board and rethink whether you can really have one federal rule of law governing these three different ethnic groups.

Update 10/5. They reversed it. Good move.
posted by CB @ 4:24 PM  
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