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JF Briefing March 2015

[divider] Domestic Developments [divider] Supreme Judicial Council – Who’s in and who’s out? The Tunisian public has become accustomed to complex legal debates on its screens, with the constitution-writing process introducing us to new legal minutiae we would never have dreamed of being exposed to. However, the recent dispute over the formation of the Supreme

JF Briefing January 2015

Formation of New Government Tunisia has entered its 16th day of negotiations over the formation of the new government. Rumours abound in national media around who is in and who is out – Monday’s papers report that the new government is nearly finalized, with various leaked lists showing potential ministers. Assoor newspaper reports that the

JF Briefing Dec 16, 2014

Finances Top the Headlines Finances have been occupying the headlines in Tunisia this week, with the passing of the 2015 budget and debates over an increase in public-sector salaries and impending slashes in subsidies. The new Assembly of the People’s Representatives managed to pass the 2015 state budget in the early hours of 11 December

New Tunisian Parliament Opens Today

Tuesday 2nd December sees the opening of Tunisia’s first permanent parliamentary assembly, elected in the country’s second free and fair legislative elections on 26th October. The new assembly replaces the National Constituent Assembly, which was elected in 2011 to write Tunisia’s new Constitution and oversee legislation. Over 1300 electoral lists competed in the legislative elections

Tunisia’s First Constitutional Conflict – what does the Constitution say on the formation of a new government?

Tunisia has witnessed a number of firsts in recent weeks – the first free and fair regular legislative elections, the first free and fair presidential elections, and now its first constitutional dispute under its new constitution. In a communication from the President of the Republic, Dr. Moncef Marzouki, to the leader of the Nidaa Tounes