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Sunni Arabs have reacted angrily to a decision by Iraq's Shia-dominated parliament making it harder to reject the new constitution in 12 days' time.
The two-thirds majority needed in three provinces to defeat the constitution will now be counted from all registered - as opposed to actual - voters.
Many registered voters may not show up because of violence, it is argued.
Saleh al-Mutlaq, of the Sunni group Iraqi National Dialogue, called the change a "clear forgery".
"They want this constitution to pass despite the will of the people," he added.
(C) The general referendum will be successful and the draft constitution ratified if a majority of the voters in Iraq approve and if two-thirds of the voters in three or more governorates do not reject it.