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Unconstitutional Court...

The constitution is still this weeks talking point as a new poll conducted by Synovate. According to the poll the yes camp is still leading but are losing ground to a continually resurgent no campaign, and as leaders continue to criss- cross the country in search of all important votes spanners are constantly thrown into the works to greet them.

Last week that spanner came in the form of Kadhis’ courts. The furore began when three judges declared the clause in the constitution on Kadhis’ courts un constitutional. In the landmark ruling, the judges sitting as a Constitutional Court, said the decision to include the kadhi courts in the country's supreme law was an illegality that favoured one religion over others. The two opposing Green and Red camps immediately leapt into action, with the Greens (otherwise known as those in the Yes corner) quick to assure the public that the judgement would not halt the referendum, while their Red counterparts (consisting of members of the clergy …