Entertainment: Elective Authority: Tunisia's controversial new constitution with 94.6 percent assumed

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The controversial new constitution of Tunisia was assumed with the opposition to the opposition, as expected. The constitutional amendment promised by President Kais Saied, which gives the head of state significantly more power, received 94.6 percent approval in the referendum on Monday, according to the preliminary figures, as the head of the electoral authority ISie, Farouk Bouasker, announced on Tuesday evening. According to the latest information, the turnout was only 30.5 percent.

Die umstrittene neue Verfassung Tunesiens ist bei dem von der Opposition boykottierten Referendum wie erwartet mit breiter Mehrheit angenommen worden. Für die Verfassungsänderung, die Präsident Kais Saied deutlich mehr Macht verleiht, stimmten laut vorläufigen Zahlen 94,6 Prozent. © Anis Mili The controversial new constitution of Tunisia was assumed with a majority in the referendum boycotted by the opposition. According to the preliminary figures, 94.6 percent voted for the constitutional change, which President Kais Saied gives significantly more power.

According to ISIE, 2.756 million voters voted. The previous day, the electoral authority spoke of a turnout of 27.54 percent with 2.46 million votes cast. "Isie announces that the new constitution has been accepted," said head of the government Bouasker.

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The opposition alliance FSN accused the electoral authority to have "fake" the numbers. "75 percent of the Tunisians refused to give their approval to the coup project launched by Kais Saied." The Islamist Ennahda party also belongs to the FSN.

The opposition and non -governmental organizations fear a return of the North African country to an authoritarian system due to the constitutional change. Opposition parties therefore called for a boycott of the referendum and described it as a "illegal process".

According to the new constitution, the President can appoint and relieve the head of government and the ministers without parliamentary participation in the future. He can contribute legal texts to the parliament that have priority in front of other designs. The position of the parliament is significantly weakened. The president's dismissal is not provided for in the new constitution.

Tunisia: a controversial referendum on the constitution

 Tunisia: a controversial referendum on the constitution this Monday, the Tunisians ???????? are called to the ballot boxes for a referendum which should grant greater powers to President Kaïs Saïed. Oppositions and several NGOs denounce an authoritarian drift in the country. View onononews is a rocking day for Tunisian democracy. Today Tunisians pronounce by referendum on their future Constitution . This text establishes a very presidential diet in Tunisia.

The lawyer Sadok Belaïd, which President Saïed had entrusted with the development of the constitution, distanced himself from the final version. He said that she could "clear the way to a dictatorial regime".

also comes from abroad. The spokesman for the US State Department, NED Price, said on Tuesday, in civil society, media and parties in Tunisia, "great concerns" had become loud about the referendum and a lack of transparency. With the new constitution, there is also a lower mutual control of the constitutional organs in the country, "which could affect the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms".

Saïed was elected at the end of 2019. A year ago, he disempowered the government and parliament, citing an emergency laws. Critics fear that the constitutional reform could lead the country back to an authoritarian government system as under the long -time head of state Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. This was disempowered in 2011 as a result of the mass protests of the so -called Arab Spring. For a long time,

Tunisia was considered a Democracy hopeful after the Arab Spring. However, the country has to struggle with major economic problems and suffers from Corona pandemic and the Russian attack war against Ukraine.


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