Unapproved Sunni list of names for Iraqi constitution committee could pose problem

[JURIST] Having last week reached a deal [JURIST report] on Sunni representation on the parliamentary committee to draft the Iraqi constitution [JURIST news archive], Iraqi politicians are now debating over who exactly should be named to the new seats. Sunni leaders have submitted a list of 15 candidates for the positions with full voting rights, but without getting support for the 15 from a larger group of Sunnis, as the committee had wanted. A spokesman for the committee that submitted the list of 15 said there's "no need" for such wide approval and doing so would only "complicate things". A new consitution must be finished by August 15, a deadline which some say should be postponed [JURIST report]. AP has more.

 

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