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A Comparative Analysis of the Draft Constitutions of Tunisia 2022: Zero-Sum Games

by Siraj Khan, LL.M

Today, on the 25th of July 2022, Tunisians are voting in a referendum to decide on whether to adopt a new constitution President Kais Saied published on the 30th of June. If adopted, the new constitution will change the country from its current hybrid parliamentary democracy to one giving the president extensive powers. What will a ‘yes’ vote of the Tunisian people mean, effectively? Siraj Khan’s comparative assessment of the current (2014) Constitution, the NCC’s draft constitution and President Saied’s draft constitutions provides some indications on that question.

On the 30th of June 2022, Tunisia's President Kais Saied issued Presidential Decree No. 578 of 2022, in which he declared the publication of the new draft constitution of Tunisia, which is put to a National Referendum on this day, the 25th of July 2022. 

Siraj Khan, a legal expert on the Rule of Law, Constitutional and Shari'a Law in the MENA region, provides some insights on the constitution-drafting process in Tunisia, and an in-depth comparative analysis of the current Constitution and the two drafts of a new constitution. 

 

Follow Siraj on Twitter at @SirajKhanMENA

Contact

Philipp Bremer

Philipp Bremer

Head of the Rule of Law Program Middle East and North Africa

philipp.bremer@kas.de +961 1 385 094 | +961 1 395 094

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