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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 05:05 am
In an otherwise miserable AFP report appears an astonishing number:
Iraq’s constitution has been adopted despite stiff opposition from the country’s disaffected Sunni Arab minority, electoral officials announced amid an upsurge of violence nationwide.
“It is an accomplishment for all Iraqis,’’ said commission spokesman Farid Ayyar said in announcing the results 10 days after the landmark referendum on a charter that lays down a democratic future for the post-Saddam Hussein Iraq.
Nationwide, 78 per cent of Iraqis voted for the constitution, the commission said, while opponents failed to muster a two-thirds majority against in at least three of Iraq’s 18 provinces which would have meant its rejection.