24 January 2014

Tunisia: Entire Draft Constitution to Be Adopted Sunday

Photo: World Bank
It has taken two years for the political parties to draft the country's new constitution (file photo).

Bardo — The bureau of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), convening on Friday afternoon, decided to hold on Sunday a plenary session for the adoption of the whole draft Constitution in first reading, Assessor of National Constitution Assembly (NCA) president in charge of Communication Karima Souid said.

"In case the draft Constitution obtains two third of the vote of the deputies at most (145 deputies), the extraordinary plenary session devoted to the promulgation of the Constitution will be held next Monday," Souid specified in a statement to TAP news agency.

The plenary had completed, on Thursday, the adoption of the draft Constitution article by article.

The NCA bureau, which met under the chairmanship of Mustapha Ben Jaafar, examined the schedule of the Assembly's works for the completion of the adoption of the Constitution and granting confidence to the government.

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