“It was possible to convene voters for the municipal elections on time since there were only two or three months left in the term of the municipal councils elected in May 2018,” the Al-Bawsala organisation considered on Saturday.
In a preliminary reading of the March 9, 2023 decrees, published on its official website, “Al-Bawsala” pointed out that Decree No. 8 of March 9, 2023 dissolving all municipal councils, “is in line with the unilateral process initiated by President Kais Saied.”
This process, the organisation said, “aims to demolish all counter-power forces, whether elected, such as the Assembly of People’s Representatives, or independent, such as the Supreme Council of the Judiciary, the National Anti-Corruption Commission and the Interim Authority for the Control of the Constitutionality of Laws.”
Al-Bawsala indicated that the decree had been issued three days before the convening of the first session of the elected Assembly of People’s Representatives, “which theoretically ends the enforcement of Decree 117 and the power to legislate decrees, in accordance with Article 139 of Kais Saied’s Constitution.”
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)