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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:17 AM
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Iraqi president rejects provincial election law
Source: AFP

BAGHDAD (AFP) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has rejected a provincial election law just a day after it was adopted by parliament, a move that is almost certain to mean a delay in municipal polls due in October.

"The president does not accept a law like this, a law that 127 deputies voted on and which does not represent even half of the parliament," his Talabani's office said in a statement.

Iraq's 275-member parliament adopted the law in a vote on Tuesday that was boycotted by Kurdish lawmakers and some Shiite MPs.

"The president has confidence that the Presidency Council will also not pass this law," the statement said.



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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 09:44 AM
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1.  Iraq's (President) Talabani rejects election law
Source: CNN

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iraq's president has rejected the recently passed provincial elections law, his office said on Wednesday -- a move that appears to doom what has been touted as all-important legislation for the country.

President Jalal Talabani's office released a statement criticizing parliament's passage Tuesday of the measure, which would set guidelines for the elections.

The measure had faced strong opposition from Kurdish lawmakers, who boycotted Tuesday's parliamentary session.

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"The president, who does not agree with such a law, which was voted on by 127 deputies who do not represent half of parliament, is confident that the presidency council will not pass it," Talabani's office said.

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