Tuesday, October 25, 2005

It passed 

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.


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