Middle East Economic Survey


No 43


Political Comment (24 October 2005)

The referendum on Iraqs constitution took place in relative calm, and the indications are that the Sunnis failed in their attempts to reject the document. Syria is awaiting international reaction to the UN inquiry into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq al-Hariri which says top-ranked Syrian and Lebanese security officials were involved in the killing.

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