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04-13-2007, 02:01 PM
CRS Report, 10 Apr 07: Iraq: Elections, Constitution, and Government (http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/82997.pdf)

Elections in 2005 for a transition government (January 30, 2005), a permanent constitution (October 15), and a permanent (four year) government (December 15) produced a broad-based but Shiite-led government that has been unable to reduce Sunni popular resentment. U.S. officials are urging Iraqi leaders to complete efforts to achieve national reconciliation; these efforts, subject of a provision of the House-passed FY2007 supplemental appropriation (H.R. 1591 (http://www.rules.house.gov/110/text/110th_hr1591.pdf)), have proceeded far more slowly than expected but are not broadly deadlocked. (See CRS Report RL31339, Iraq: Post-Saddam Governance and Security (http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/82467.pdf), by Kenneth Katzman.)