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09/14/03 - Baghdad, Iraq

Official says it could take two years to put new Iraq constitution in place

A key Iraqi official says getting a new constitution in place won't be a quick process.

The official heads the committee studying the constitutional process. He says it could take as long as two years to write the document, hold a national referendum and conduct national elections.

That would be well beyond the timeline set by U.S. administrator Paul Bremer, who says a new government could be in place by the end of next year.

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