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Iraq, we can assume with the constitution

October 16 2005

Against the basic law of the country's electorate voted in the province of Salah al-Din and Anbar. In Salah al-Din, the administrative center of which is the hometown of Saddam Hussein, Tikrit, the turnout was 80%, "no," said 70% of voters. In Anbar province for the referendum came to 90% of voters, of whom 99% rejected the bill.

The opposite situation exists in the provinces of Diyala and Nineveh. In Diyala province for a draft constitution supported 70% of voters. In Ninevah province, the results of the referendum which became known later than the others, 300,000 voters said "yes", while voted against only 80,000 voters. As a spokeswoman for the regional election commission Samira Mohammed, has summed up to 260 of 300 precincts. "It is unlikely that the results for the remaining 40 sites will be able to change the alignment of forces," - she said.

It is in the Sunni provinces, whose population would reject the draft constitution, the most concentrated attention of the authorities. Project for the future Basic Law will not be approved if three of the 18 Iraqi provinces, two-thirds of voters voted against him. Sunnis form the majority in four provinces of Iraq. In the provinces with predominantly Kurdish and Shiite population, most in favor of the constitution.

Observers have claimed that the draft constitution, more likely to be considered approved. ITAR-TASS.

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