Iraq constitution draft could be delayed by wrangling over government Jeannie Shawl at 1:42 PM ET
[JURIST] Ongoing disputes among Iraqi National Assembly members over governmental nominations [JURIST report] could delay the drafting of Iraq's constitution by as much as six months, several lawmakers say. The National Assembly is currently scheduled to have a first draft of a constitution prepared by August 15, but cannot begin work on the constitution until a government is selected and installed. Under the Transitional Administrative Law [text], a delay is allowed if it is proposed by the Iraqi president and approved by a majority vote of the assembly before August 1. Wednesday's New York Times has more.
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