As they enter the final weekend of constitutional negotiations, Iraq’s leaders still are deeply divided on many basic constitutional issues. Those involved in the drafting process have indicated that most of the draft is complete but the most significant issues have not been decided.  In this update I will provide an analysis of:

  • The remaining points of contention
  • The mechanisms for resolving these issues
  • The path forward if the drafters resolve the points of contention successfully; and 
  • The path forward if they fail.

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