23 January 2013

Tunisia: NCA Plenary Session Discusses Constitutional Authorities

Bardo — The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) started Wednesday discussion of the chapter on the constitutional authorities in the draft constitution.

At the opening of the session, the Commission of Constitutional Authorities' report was read out, pointing out notably that consensus was made on enshrining in the Constitution the authorities for the elections, Human rights, media regulation, governance and anti-corruption fight, sustained development and future generations' rights.

According to the same report, it was also agreed on submitting to the plenary session for examination, the proposal to enshrine in the Constitution the Higher Islamic Council, the Higher Education, Training and Scientific Research Council, the Higher Authority of Tunisians Abroad and the Higher Al-Ifta Authority.

The session works will resume next Monday.

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