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Sadok Belaid: “electoral system runs counter to principles of revolution”

Constitutional expert Sadok Belaid said the amendment of the electoral system, as advocated by civil society and some political parties, is likely to help reform the political system.

Speaking to TAP on Tuesday, on the sidelines of his participation in the celebration at Carthage Palace of the 62nd anniversary of Independence, Sadok Belaid added that researchers and academics who have called for this amendment think that the current electoral system (proportional representation using the largest remainder) has shortcomings that run counter to the principles of the revolution.

The electoral system adopted for the election of members of the House of People’s Representatives has many shortcomings that run counter to the principles of the revolution, which necessarily implies its reconsideration and finding an alternative to it, he explained.

President Beji Caid Essebsi said in his speech on Tuesday that he will not launch any initiative to change the Constitution despite the shortcomings that it entails, recalling that the constitutional bodies provided for by the Constitution have not yet been put in place.

“The Constitution is a great achievement that must be respected,” said President Caid Essebsi.

“The review of the electoral law is desirable,” said Caid Essebsi, proposing the creation of a small team within the Committee of Representatives of the parties and organizations signatories of the Carthage Document to examine this issue.

Source: TAP News Agency

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