One Week Postponement Iraqi Parliament

One-Week Postponement

The Iraqi parliament voted to amend the interim constitution to allow the permanent constitution to be presented for a vote on August 22 rather than Aug. 15. That gives negotiators one more week to work out a deal.

The one-week extension is clever, since it avoids the dissolution of parliament and it keeps the pressure on the various parties to agree.

It is not clear, however, what difference a week will make.

I suppose they could serially amend the interim constitution to allow further delays, but at some point this procedure will begin to look silly.

Anyway, one cliff-hanger is over, and now yet another one begins.

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