Newspapers in the Middle East are encouraged by the Iraqi constitution referendum, although they see a long road ahead until stability is achieved.
In Iraq itself, where many papers have failed to publish over the past few days because of an election holiday, one daily is optimistic, while another links the vote to a call for the expulsion of a controversial Iranian rebel group.
Commentary in Iraq’s independent Al-Shahid
Now that Iraqis have voted on their new constitution which has put an end to the presence of the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organisation in Iraq, we believe that the Iraqi government is now required to take action and implement the constitutional article concerning this terrorist organisation. It should be brave, expel it from Iraq, given the danger it poses and especially the horrible crimes it committed. The Mojahedin-e Khalq has no place in the new Iraq.