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Iraqi electoral official says constitution, referendum on schedule

[JURIST] Despite earlier doubts [JURIST report] that the Iraqi constitution will be completed and ratified on schedule in a referendum, Farid Ayar, a member of Iraq's Independent Electoral Commission [official website in Arabic], said Tuesday he is "optimistic" that the vote on the constitution will be held as planned on October 15, followed by general elections in December. Xinhuanet has more.

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