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Iraq constitution still stalled over unresolved issues
Iraq constitution still stalled over unresolved issues

[JURIST] The Iraqi constitutional committee [official website] made no progress Tuesday in resolving some basic issues holding up the charter, raising further doubt that the constitution will be finished by the promosed August 15 deadline. On Sunday the committee asked for a 30-day extenstion of its own drafting deadline [JURIST report] of August 1, but then reversed course under apparent US pressure {JURIST report]. Concerns over the role of Islam, federalism [JURIST report], sharing of government revenues, and even what the official name of the country should be [AP report] still remain unresolved. ABC Australia has more.