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Tunisian president to change constitution, organize early legislative elections

Tunisian President Kais Saied announced yet another set of measures for holding a referendum on constitutional reforms and parliamentary elections.
This picture taken on Dec. 13, 2021, shows a TV screen in Tunisia's capital, Tunis, displaying an announcement by Tunisian President Kais Saied.

TUNIS — Tunisian President Kais Saied announced in a Dec. 13 speech to the Tunisian people that the Tunisian parliament, suspended since July 25 by presidential decree, will remain suspended until legislative elections are held on Dec. 17, 2022. He also announced a three-month popular consultation with the Tunisian people via electronic and direct platforms from Jan. 1 to March 20 in order to draft constitutional reforms based on popular propositions.

Saied indicated that any constitutional reform projects will be put to a referendum on July 25. He further stated that early legislative elections will be organized based on the new electoral law.

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