Iraq and Gulf Analysis

Another Iraq Deadline Passes

Posted by Reidar Visser on Sunday, 17 September 2006 18:10

According to the Iraqi constitution adopted in October 2005, legislation pertaining to the implementation of federalism in areas south of Kurdistan was to be completed “within six months of the first meeting of the new Iraqi parliament”. The first session of the Iraqi parliament was held on 16 March this year; hence the deadline for passing legislation on federalism expired on 16 September. Last week, Iraqi legislators came up with a rather dubious excuse for prolonging the deadline to 22 October: the first parliamentary meeting, it was claimed, had in fact lasted until the second one, on 22 April… Full story here.

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