24 January 2014

Tunisia: Plenary Session, Saturday, to Examine Issue of Withdrawal of Confidence From Government

Bardo — The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) will convene in a plenary session, on Saturday, to revise the law on the provisional organisation of public authorities in its aspect related to the withdrawal of confidence from the government, Karima Souid Assessor of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) president in charge of communication said to TAP news agency.

The NCA members will examine and adopt a draft law adopted, on Friday in emergency, as part of the general legislation commission.

A draft law amending article 19 of the constituent law providing for the organisation of the public authorities, she specified.

By virtue of this amendment, the majority required for the withdrawal of confidence from the government is no longer the absolute majority (50% +1) but rather a reinforced majority, i.e. 2/3 of the NCA members, NCA Assessor specified.

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