Final consultation on draft law governing political parties postponed | Tunisia News Gazette

Final consultation on draft law governing political parties postponed

Initially scheduled for Tuesday in Tunis, the final consultation on the draft law governing political parties was postponed for two weeks.

A climate of tension has dominated the work of this consultation because of the rejection by several political parties of the bill proposed by the government particularly with regard to public funding of parties, said Chief of Staff of Minister of Relations with Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society and Human Rights, Mondher Bousnina.

This bill, which replaces Legislative Decree No. 2011-87, will thus be examined during a dialogue session, before submitting it to a final session to decide on contentious issues, particularly the question of public financing of parties. he stressed.

According to the bill, he said, party funding depends on the victory of parties in parliamentary elections, their representation in the House of People’s Representatives and the number of seats in each party in parliament.

Besides, Bousnina reported the opposition of several parties to the creation of an electronic platform which, according to them, represents a violation of personal data.

In this connection, he pointed out that this platform is in fact an electronic portal whose mission is to facilitate the creation of political parties and publish party financing data and the reports of the auditors.

The Ministry of Relations with Constitutional Authorities, Civil Society and Human Rights last week published on the “Portal of Public Participation”, a first draft of the organic bill organising the political parties and their funding sources.

The department called on the political parties to participate massively in this final consultation and to present their suggestions on the bill to replace Legislative Decree No. 2011-87 of 24 September 2011.

Composed of 69 articles (against 35 for the decree law on political parties), this bill is divided into six chapters: general principles, the creation of political parties and accessions, party financing, control of funding parties, sanctions and final and transitional provisions.

Source: TAP News Agency

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