Thursday, August 18, 2005

The majority of Iraqis prefer a federal state and a limited role for religion in the constitution; poll results showed:

A research published yesterday in Baghdad showed that a high percentage of Iraqis would prefer a federal system in the new Iraq, that's according to a poll conducted by an Iraqi NGO named "The civil Alliance For Free Elections".
The poll showed that 78% of participants support a federal state while 22% preferred a state based on a strong central government.

As to the relationship between Islam and the state; the results were 65% want Islam to be considered as a source of legislation, 26% want Islam to be the only source of legislation while 9% see that Islam should not be mentioned at all in the constitution.
From Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.

I really think that if the constitution drafting committee had listend to the people more than they listened to politicians, they would have moved with their task way faster than they've been doing. And there would have been no fear from having the constitution rejected like there is now.

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