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Constitution Panel Proposes Some Limits on Role of Clergy

Three authors of Iraq’s draft constitution on Wednesday presented the most detailed blueprint to date for a new government, including a two-house parliament and limits on the influence of Islam. But they acknowledged that some crucial issues still remained unresolved with less than two weeks to go before the deadline for a final draft. The delegates, members of a 71-member committee writing the draft, struck a note of optimism at a news conference at the Convention Center here, saying they thought that the ever-changing document would be finished and ready for the National Assembly’s consideration by the Aug. 15 deadline. Full Story

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