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Iraqi lawmakers pass pro-Baath party law

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  • Greg Cannon
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080112/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq Iraqi lawmakers pass pro-Baath party law 55 minutes ago BAGHDAD - Iraq s parliament adopted legislation
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      Iraqi lawmakers pass pro-Baath party law

      55 minutes ago

      BAGHDAD - Iraq's parliament adopted legislation
      Saturday on the reinstatement of former Baath party
      supporters to government jobs, a benchmark sought by
      the United States as a key step toward national
      reconciliation.

      The voting was carried out by a show of hands on each
      of the law's 30 clauses. The bill, officially called
      the "Accountability and Justice" law, seeks to relax
      restrictions on the right of members of Saddam
      Hussein's now-dissolved Baath party to fill government
      posts. It is also designed to reinstate thousands of
      Baathists in government jobs from which they had been
      dismissed because of their ties to the party.

      The dismissal of thousands of Baath Party supporters
      from these jobs had deepened sectarian tensions
      between Iraq's majority Shiites and the once-dominant
      Sunni Arabs.
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