29 April 2013 2:33 pm | | 3


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Fethi Ayadi, head of Ennahdha’s Shura Council. Photo courtesy of www.babnet.net.

The Shura Council of the Ennahdha ruling party approved the creation of a mixed parliamentary/presidential system for Tunisia’s future government during an emergency meeting held yesterday, Fathi Ayadi, chair of the Council, told Mosaique FM.

The new system of government would balance power between the president and prime minister. It was proposed by a key parliamentary committee in the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).

“This new political system will ensure the balance between the executive and legislative branches,” said Zoubair Chehoudi, a member of the Shura Council.

This system would also allow neither the president nor the prime minister to monopolize power.

According to Chehoudi, Ennahdha chose the mixed system to ensure that tyranny will not reoccur in Tunisia and that no party dominates the political scene.

Debate has been ongoing concerning whether Tunisia should adopt a parliamentary, presidential or mixed political system.

Ennahdha initially favored a parliamentary system.

But Oussama Essghaier, an NCA member affiliated with Ennahdha, told Tunisia Live that the ruling party changed its position in order to reach a compromise with other political parties.

“Even though we still believe that the parliamentary political regime is the best … we realize that everyone must give up (a little of one’s beliefs) in order to achieve consensus,” Essghaier said.

A mixed system will contribute to a successful democratic transition in Tunisia, Ennahdha said in a statement about the decision.

Essghaier told also Tunisia Live that the current draft of the constitution outlines a more parliamentary system. Changes to ensure a mixed system would have to be made during the voting process on articles of the constitution.

 

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