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Legislation ignores Iraq's Arab identity
Iraq is a sovereign state, and Islam is the official religion. Arabic is the official language of Iraq, while taking into consideration the Kurdish language in northern Iraq.
Iraqis are equal regardless of their ethnicity, sex, or sect. The right of free speech is guaranteed to all Iraqis.
Candidates for the legislative council should be not less than 30-years old, and must not have been a Baath party member.
The presidential committee is to appoint a prime minister. The prime minister should be a legislative council member.
The judiciary is independent. The 'permanent phase' will see the adoption of some basic principles, 'election law', 'multi-party federal regime within a united Iraq', 'organising the federal state of the Kurdish provinces', and 'to respect Islamic identity of the majority of Iraqis'.
The legislation consists of nine chapters and includes 70 articles. There will be no vote to approve the legislation. The US appointed Iraqi Governing Council will approve the legislation in coordination with US occupation forces. "
The document lays down rules for organising elections, and ways to ensure that Baathists do not run for elections
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