[size=36]Former MP: Amendment of the Constitution is subject to political consensus and the veto of some provinces[/size]
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A member of the committee that drafted the constitution, former MP, Mahmoud Othman, on Monday, that the consensus between the political forces will lead to the passage of amendments and otherwise occur problems.
"The consensus among the political forces will be the measure of the success or failure of the amendments," Othman said.
He pointed out, "everything in the current Iraq is the consensus between the components," explaining that "the existence of this consensus will lead to the passage of amendments, and otherwise may occur problems."
Othman pointed out that "any prejudice to the rights of components will prompt some provinces to object and disable the amendments."
Article 142 of the Iraqi constitution sets out several steps to make any amendment to it. First, vote on the amendment in the parliament and then submit it to the general popular referendum.
Members of the Constitution Drafting Committee, which was voted on in 2005, spoke about the circumstances of its writing, which they said were not conducted in a sound democratic environment.