Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Iraq Reverses Controversial Election Change

Iraq Reverses Controversial Election Change: "On Wednesday, under international pressure and with some Sunni leaders threatening to boycott the referendum, the Shiite Muslim- and Kurdish-dominated parliament changed course. The lawmakers voted to interpret 'voters' to mean those who turn up at the polls. 'I am happy about this decision because I want this to be done democratically, even though we support the constitution,' said Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish legislator and a member of the committee that drafted the constitution. "

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