Tag: ISIE

Legal Scholar Chafik Sarsar to Lead Preparations for Elections

Legal Scholar Chafik Sarsar to Lead Preparations for Elections

| 15 January 2014 | 0 Comments

Legal scholar Mohamed Chafik Sarsar has been tasked with leading the preparations for Tunisia’s next elections, expected later this year. He was elected head of Tunisia’s elections board (ISIE) on January 10, 2014 by the National Constituent Assembly. He is a senior lecturer of constitutional law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of [...]

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Assembly Adopts Four Constitution Articles, Elects Election Board Chief

Assembly Adopts Four Constitution Articles, Elects Election Board Chief

| 10 January 2014 | 1 Comment

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) on Thursday continued its work in adopting the new draft constitution and preparing for new elections, approving four more articles in the constitution and electing the president of the new board of elections. The assembly has now adopted 48 articles of the draft constitution, marking one-third of the document’s 146 [...]

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Prime Minister Laarayedh Announces Resignation

Prime Minister Laarayedh Announces Resignation

| 09 January 2014 | 2 Comments

Prime Minister Ali Laarayedh announced his resignation this afternoon, saying he will oversee the government until the new government takes over. He delivered his resignation to President Moncef Marzouki this afternoon and then addressed the media. Laarayedh’s announcement comes after the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) finished voting Wednesday night on the nine members who will [...]

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After Court Challenges, NCA Prepares to Choose Board of Elections

After Court Challenges, NCA Prepares to Choose Board of Elections

| 31 December 2013 | 0 Comments

A National Constituent Assembly (NCA) committee has published its initial list of candidates for the board of elections, a body that must be chosen for new elections to take place in Tunisia and the country to move past its transitional period. The NCA’s official calendar calls for the body to vote on the candidates on [...]

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Parties Seek to Bypass Court, Establish Board of Elections

Parties Seek to Bypass Court, Establish Board of Elections

| 24 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Political parties have chosen a new strategy to establish a board of elections, submitting a list of 456 candidates before a plenary session of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA). Creating the body is required for the country to move beyond its transitional phase and choose a new government, but a court has previously blocked the [...]

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Selection of Elections Board Could Further Delay Political Talks

Selection of Elections Board Could Further Delay Political Talks

| 10 October 2013 | 1 Comment

Problems involving the creation of a national Independent Board of Elections (ISIE) could further delay political talks between the government and opposition, initially set to begin this week. The roadmap drafted by civil society organizations and signed by most political parties last Saturday requires the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) select the remaining electoral board members [...]

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Politics Roundup July 19 – 25

Politics Roundup July 19 – 25

| 24 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Elections for the Independent Board of Elections and PM Laarayedh’s radio interview top this week’s political news. Independent Board of Elections: Despite the lack of a national constitution, the National Constituent Assembly began elections for the Independent Board of Elections (known by its French acronym ISIE), an election oversight board which will plan and set the date [...]

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NCA Voting on Electoral Board Continues as Concerns Aired About Its Independence

NCA Voting on Electoral Board Continues as Concerns Aired About Its Independence

| 23 July 2013 | 2 Comments

Members of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) held the seventh round of voting for members of the Independent Board of Elections (ISIE) on Tuesday, continuing the ongoing process of preparing for new elections. One of the newly elected members, however, has already resigned. NCA watchdog organization al-Bawsala reported that 186 out of 217 members attended today’s [...]

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Board to Begin Preparations for New Elections, Despite Lack of Constitution

Board to Begin Preparations for New Elections, Despite Lack of Constitution

| 19 July 2013 | 7 Comments

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) is set to select the members of the country’s election oversight board today, which will begin preparations for new polls immediately, despite the fact that the assembly has still not approved a draft constitution. The NCA is currently holding a plenary session in which nine members will be named to [...]

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Audit Accuses Electoral Commission of Overspending and Mismanagement

Audit Accuses Electoral Commission of Overspending and Mismanagement

| 28 May 2013 | 0 Comments

A government audit released last week has renewed controversy over the official body tasked with organizing Tunisia’s elections, accusing it of mismanaging public funds. New elections are supposed to occur later this year. Tunisia’s Department of Auditing issued a report detailing the 2011 expenditures of the country’s Independent Board of Elections (ISIE), the body tasked [...]

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