Tunisian President Ushers in Political Reform with Rewrite of Constitution

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Political reform sweeps Tunisia. Last month, President Kais Saied organized a committee to rewrite Tunisia’s constitution. They’re to complete a draft by June 30.

Tunisia’s people will vote “yes” or “no” to approve the draft on July 25, and elections will be held in December. MENA Leadership Center’s Fadi Shariha says it’s all part of the plan to change the status quo and remove corruption from Tunisia’s government.

“I think that [Saied] did a beautiful job of shutting down the Islamic fanatic movements in Tunisia; he stopped them and dealt with those fanatic Islamic parties in a good, wise way,” Shariha says.

Tunisia’s judges will suspend work in courts this week and hold a sit-in to protest Saied’s purge of their ranks. Last week, Tunisia’s President dismissed 57 judges on accusations of corruption and protecting terrorists, a move the United States criticized.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth