4 January 2014

Tunisia: First Five Articles of Draft Constitution Adopted

Photo: World Bank
Tunisia's new constitution will pave the way for elections.

Bardo — The first five articles of the draft constitution were passed on Saturday.

In the chapter of general principles, deputies approved articles 1 and 2 which define the Tunisian State, after adding two consensual amendments stating that the two articles in question are untouchable.

The proposal of amendment to article 4 on changing the place of the crescent in the Tunisian flag and the suppression of the expression "dignity" from the emblem of the Republic, has not received unanimity.

This is the same for article 5 which suggests specifying that the Tunisian Republic is part of the Arab world instead of the Arab Maghreb.

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