Bremer has been urging the Iraqi Interim Governing Council (IGC) to meet the 15 December deadline for outlining a timetable for the drafting of a constitution. The IGC has been criticised for its slow responses to CPA demands, but remains optimistic that it can influence the course of events and even increase its own powers. ‘Bremer can push us and we can push him to give us more powers so that we can perform our job better,’ said IGC member Mouwafak al-Rabii.