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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] http://www.iprospect.org.uk/reports.html Considerations for an Electoral System for Iraq's Transition Period, May 12, 2004 After the signing of the Transitional Administrative Law on March 8, 2004, Iraq is set to hold its first democratic elections after the fall of Saddam Hussein's Ba'athist regime. The elections are due to be held before February 2005 and will choose the members of a National Assembly. The National Assembly will be tasked with drafting the constitution as well as acting as a transitional legislature. An electoral law is due to be agreed upon by the Governing Council and Coalition Provisional Authority before the handover on June 30. A fundamental debate taking place is which electoral system will be deployed within the law for the National Assembly elections. The Iraqi Prospect Organization published a report in March 2004 that outlined the various electoral systems and analysed their advantages and disadvantages to Iraq's transition to democracy. The report, entitled 'Considerations for an Electoral System for Iraq's Transition Period', was distributed to the Governing Council, Coalition Provisional Authority, political leaders and academics, and published in al-Sabaah newspaper. This has been followed up with consultations with prominent Iraqis and will provide the basis of a follow-up report which the organization hopes to publish by the end of May. The initial report, accessible in both Arabic and English, is now available online: http://www.iprospect.org.uk/reports.html Iraqi Prospect Organization: http://www.iprospect.org.uk _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk