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Bosnian leaders reach agreement on constitution revisions

[JURIST] Leaders of Bosnia's three main ethnic groups Tuesday agreed to a deal on revisions to that country's constitution [text] that would consolidate governmental power in a strong national government. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [official profile] lauded the accord, saying it was the first step in the war-torn country rejoining the international community. On Monday, the United States had urged Bosnian leaders [JURIST report] to come to an agreement on a draft of the constitution in time for the 10-year anniversary of the Dayton Peace Accords [PBS summary], which brought an end to the Bosnian war. The US also hopes to renew its involvement with Bosnia as the country begins negotiations to join the the European Union [AP report]. AP has more.

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