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Draft of Iraq constitution expected in days

Iraq’s constitution will be ready before a mid-August deadline, the head of the drafting team said on Wednesday, trying to calm fears that insurgent pressure on Sunni Arab participants might derail the process. His reassurances followed the killing on Tuesday of three Sunni Arabs associated with the drafting committee and a walkout on Wednesday by four other Sunni members in protest at the murders and what they said was a general lack of security. Sheikh Humam al-Hammoudi told a news conference in Baghdad that work was proceeding well, with the various subcommittees expected to complete their sections of the document in the next two days. That initial draft would then be revised and submitted to parliament, he said. Full Story

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