12 May 2012 12:00 am | | 0


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The Carter Center office in Tunis held a press conference yesterday to address the progress in the drafting of the forthcoming Tunisian Constitution by members of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).A press release by the Carter Center office pointed out challenges that might be impeding the process of writing the Constitution. One of the problems discussed in the report is the lack of transparency and public participation. “While there is political will to anchor the principle of an independent election management body in the Constitution, there has not been tangible progress toward its effective establishment,” reads the communique.Additionally, the report listed its key findings, which touched upon the drafting process, transparency, public participation and consultation, and preparations for the next election cycle. The list was followed by suggestions made by the Carter Center. A main recommendation that stands out is to detail a work plan for the drafting of the Constitution.The Carter Center committed itself to observing the drafting of the Constitution, after it watched over the constitutional elections of October 2011. The report was issued following a series of meetings with national political figures, civil society representatives, and members of the NCA.

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