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BREAKING NEWS ~ Iraq constitution submitted to parliament, "pending points" remain

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the speaker of Iraq's National Assembly has said that the draft constitution [JURIST news archive] has been submitted ahead of the midnight deadline, but that there remain "pending points" that parties will try to resolve within the next three days. Earlier Monday, there were reports that Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni Arab negotiators continued to disagree about the best way to handle the issue of federalism [JURIST report] and the role of Islam [JURIST report].

4:07 PM ET - From Baghdad, the Iraq the Model weblog has updates on the parliamentary session as broadcast on Iraqi TV. The speaker noted that a draft was received from Iraq's constitutional committee [official website], and postponed a vote on the charter for an additional three days under Article 61(f) of the Transitional Administrative Law [text].

4:35 PM ET - AP now has more.

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