So the first "yes" has been secured _ a first and relatively modest sign of accord after a long period of unrelenting conflict and disparity.
The feeble and rather unwilling "yes" is to a national referendum on charter amendment. After years of wrangling on the issue, the government is expected to hold a popular vote in March or April to decide once and for all if the current charter should be rewritten.
Already, battle lines are drawn that foretell the referendum will be about many things but the constitution.
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