Iraq council head calls for provisional government
( 2003-11-12 16:14) (Agencies)
The president of Iraq's U.S.-appointed Governing
Council called Wednesday for a provisional government to be installed as soon as
"I think it is very reasonable and necessary to have a provisional government
before having a constitution," Jalal Talabani, who holds the rotating presidency
of the 25-member council, told Reuters in an interview.
He said he did not know if Iraq's U.S. administrator Paul Bremer, summoned to
Washington Monday for consultations, agreed with the idea. Previously the United
States has called for a constitution to be drafted and approved before elections
leading to a fully sovereign Iraqi government.