HPR: Election of President and Vice-president of Access to Information Authority | Tunisia News Gazette

HPR: Election of President and Vice-president of Access to Information Authority

The deputies of the House of People’s Representatives (HPR) elected, on Tuesday in plenary session, President and Vice-president of the access to information Authority.

The MPs elected administrative judge Imed Ben Mohamed Hazgui, president with 149 votes out of 168, against 13 votes for candidate Mohamed Selim Ben Mustapha Mzoughi.

MPs elected Judge Adnene Ben Mehrez Lassoued as vice-president with 125 votes. The candidate Mohamed Ben Belgacem Messai collected 8 votes and no votes for the candidate Abderahmen Ben Othman Ben Haj Jalloul.

Members of the House will elect the other members of the Authority in the afternoon.

The HPR Tuesday resumed works of the plenary session dedicated to the election of the Access to Information Authority members, in the presence of 130 deputies. The proposal amending and supplementing HPR rules of procedure will also be looked at.

The HPR administration presented 9 lists containing the names of the candidates selected in the nine specialties to carry out the voting operation in accordance with the provisions of Article 43 of the Organic Law on the right of access to information.

Article 41 of Organic Law No. 2016-22 of 24 March 2016 on the right of access to information stipulates that the Council of the Authority must consist of nine members as follows:

– an administrative judge, President,

– a judge, vice-president,

– a member of the National Statistics Council, member,

– a university professor specialising in information technology, with a degree of higher education or lecturer, member,

– an expert in administrative documents and archives, a member,

– a lawyer, member,

– a journalist, member.

They must have at least ten (10) years of actual work experience as of the date of submission of the application.

– A representative of the Personal Data Protection Authority, who has assumed responsibility for a period of at least two (2) years, a member,

– a representative of the associations active in the fields related to access to information, member

Source: TAP News Agency

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