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Iraqi leaders urged to reach compromise soon on constitution

The head of the committee writing Iraq’s constitution yesterday appealed to the country’s political leaders to help reach compromises on key issues so framers can finish the document by the Aug. 15 deadline. Humam Hammoudi told parliament his 71-member committee can complete the document by the deadline only if the party and political leaders guiding the process can reach compromises on issues such as the role of Islam in the legal code and details of federalism. If the leaders, who are due to meet Friday, cannot agree, the unresolved issues will be forwarded to the full 275-member National Assembly to be resolved, he said. Full Story

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