In Tunisia, president issues decree to amend electoral commission law

By Alaa Hammoudi, 25 April
Tunisian President Kais Saied (photo credit: tunisienumerique.com)
Tunisian President Kais Saied (photo credit: tunisienumerique.com)
Tunisian President Kais Saied on [22 April] issued a decree to amend the basic law of the country's elections commission known as the Independent High Authority for Elections.  Under Saied's decree, the commission will be reformed with seven members, including three judges and an information specialist and all shall be appointed by the president himself. The elections commission was established in 2011 as a constitutional body and supervised the general elections in Tunisia as of October 2011. It comprised nine independent members elected by the parliament based on the two-third majority vote. The new decree also gives power to Saied to appoint the head of the elections commission as well as to relieve any of the commission's members based on reports raised to him.
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