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Head of Tunisia’s Constitution Committee Delivers Draft to President

Head of Tunisia’s Constitution Committee Delivers Draft to President

Monday, 20 June, 2022 - 16:45
Tunisians shout slogans and carry Tunisian flags during a protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied and the constitutional referendum, which will be held on 25 July, in Tunis, Tunisia, 19 June 2022. (EPA)

The head of Tunisia's constitution committee delivered the draft of a new constitution to the president Kais Saied on Monday, the presidency said.


Saied, who seized executive power last year, dissolved parliament and ruled by decree - a move opponents called a coup - said some chapters in the draft constitution needed amendments and revisions.


The president intends to put the new constitution to a referendum on July 25, though the opposition has said it will boycott the plebiscite.


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