3 September 2013

Tunisia: Deputies Call On Ben Jaafar to Announce Resumption of NCA Work Within 48 Hours

Photo: Noeman AlSayyad/ UNDP
A man checks out electoral lists of the Constituent Assembly elections (file photo).

Bardo — 105 deputies of the National Constituent Assembly held a consultation meeting on Tuesday to discuss the way to end the suspension of the Assembly's work.

They rejected the continuous "suspension" and sent to NCA President Mustapha Ben Jaafar a letter of notice which they called "final" to reconsider this decision and announce the resumption of work within 48 hours.

In a press statement, these deputies called on the President of the National Constituent Assembly to convene a plenary session next Friday and restart the commissions' work, threatening to declare themselves the resumption of work and decide the holding of a plenary session.

According to this statement issued on behalf of the "Front of Attachment to the Transition Process," the deputies insist that the national constituent assembly keeps all its powers until the election of a new parliament" and reject any limitation of its powers, arguing that offenders will be held accountable.

Authors of the statement, who condemned the call of withdrawn deputies to dissolve the NCA, consider that this attitude could be seen as a resignation with all the legal consequences it entails.

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