Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Iraq's new constitution has been approved, according to official results from the nationwide referendum held earlier this month....
But electoral commission officials said 44% of voters in the key province of Nineveh had endorsed the constitution.
This means only two provinces voted "No" by the required margin.
Electoral commission officials told a news conference that overall, 78% of voters backed the charter and 21% opposed it in the vote on 15 October.