Jomaa Does Not Feel Concerned By Consensus About President of Republic – Press Officer

Interim Premier Mehdi Jomaa does not feel concerned by the consensus between political parties about a President of the Republic, as relayed by some media outlets and social networks. This “is a partisan matter,” Press Officer of the Prime Minister Mofdi Mseddi indicated on Friday. Jomaa would have said he supports “a consensual president,” according to some media reports. Answering […]

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Riadh Boujah, New President of Confiscation Commission

Judge Riadh Boujah has been appointed President of the Confiscation Commission, in replacement of Nejib Hnan who has retired, the Prime Ministry announced in a press release issued Monday. The Confiscation Commission was created under Decree No. 13 of the year 2011. It is composed of a President and 8 members. Source : Tunis Afrique Presse

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Marzouki Offers Condolences to Families of Victims of Road Accident in Thala

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki offered, on Thursday, condolences to the families of victims of a serious road accident that took place, Thursday morning in Thala, Kasserine, calling the regional authorities to build a perimeter road to reduce road accidents. In a statement to the media on the sidelines of his participation in the African Union 23rd Summit in Malabo, Equatorial […]

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NCA to Look At Draft Laws of Economic Nature

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) will hold, June 30, a plenary session to look at a set of draft laws of economic nature: Draft law ndeg622013 on ratification of the technical co-operation agreement for 2011, between Tunisia and Germany. Draft organic law ndeg722013 on ratification of the agreement of social guarantees between Tunisia and Turkey. Draft organic law ndeg732013 on […]

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Respect of Religious Freedoms and Neutrality of Mosques, Foundations of Government Policy – Jomaa

Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa asserted that the government policy in matters of religion rests on respect of religious freedoms, guarantee of neutrality of mosques and consecration of the principles of the Constitution. He added that the Tunisian Constitution has clearly defined the role of the State in protecting religion and guaranteeing respect of the individual freedoms of worship and […]

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Tunisia’s Transition Is Progressing Smoothly [press release]

Tunisia’s President, H.E. Moncef Marzouki has assured the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of smooth progress being made in the transition process in Tunisia. He said that after adopting the constitution, the country will be organising elections by the end of 2014. Dr. Dlamini Zuma congratulated Tunisia for holding steadfast to this very important […]

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NCA to Hold Plenary Sessions On July 7 and 8 to Discuss Several Bills

The National Constituent Assembly (NCA) will hold two plenary sessions next July 7 and 8 to discuss several draft laws, the NCA said in a statement. The NCA Bureau, which met Monday under the chairmanship of Mustapha Ben Jaafar, also decided to continue holding commission meetings this week and next week. During this meeting, participants highlighted the need to expedite […]

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’Tunisian Diplomats Were Not Freed in Exchange of Libyan Prisoners in Tunisia’ – Mongi Hamdi

Foreign Minister Mongi Hamdi asserted, on Sunday, that Tunisian diplomats Laaroussi Gontassi and Mohamed Ben Cheikh, abducted a few months ago in Libya, were set free Sunday evening, specifying that they had not been freed in exchange of Libyan prisoners in Tunisia. At a news conference held, Sunday evening in Tunis, with attendance of Interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa and […]

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Sunday, June 29, 2014 First Day of Ramadan

Sunday, June 29, 2014 will be the opening day of the month of Ramadan 1435 of Hegira, Mufti of the Republic Hamda Saied announced on Friday night in a TV statement. The lunar crescent announcing the aent of the Holy Month of Ramadan was not sighted on Friday after sunset. Therefore, Saturday, June 28 will be the closing day of […]

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Marzouki Calls On Youth to Go to Polls Massively

Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, on Monday, urged young people to vote massively in the next polls to “determine their future and contribute to define their country’s,” he stressed. In a statement to the press after updating his registration to vote at the seat of the Municipality of El Kantaoui, Hammam Sousse, Marzouki called on citizens who had not registered during […]

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Accreditation of Observers and Journalists Opens – Isie

The accreditation of Tunisian and foreign observers and journalists for the 2014 elections started, June 20 and is due to last till a week before polls, the Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) recalls in a statement released, Saturday. All the necessary information is available on the official website of ISIE (www.isie.tn). Source : Tunis Afrique Presse

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Terrorists’ Hideaway in Fernana Utterly Destroyed – Interior

National Guard and Army units, on Sunday, burst into the hideaway of a group of terrorists running away in heights and forests surrounding Fernana, Governorate of Jendouba. Official spokesman for the Ministry of the Interior Mohamed Ali Laroui said the hideaway was utterly destroyed. An improvised mine exploded during the operation, injuring a national guard officer whose condition is stable, […]

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