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Political system

The section « political system » includes the actors, laws/regulations and public policies relative to policies of the State recognized by the Constitution (Executive, Legislative, Judiciary and Local) besides the equilibrium relations that they maintain between each other.
The published notes are about the essential actors to Democracy such as the syndicates, media, associations, political parties and more broader any entity that represents citizens.
The equilibrium between these powers, the respect of the constitution and the good health of the political Tunisian system have a central place in this section.

The Project of Ground-Up Building: Unilateral Implementation Processes and Limited Possibilities For Remedy

It seems that the Ground-Up Building project is the ultimatum of change that President Kais Saied wants. Although he did not mention it as a president so far, as a candidate, he referred to it briefly, and he did not receive a reaction from the political and intellectual sphere at the time, mainly because of the state of separation that this sphere is going through with regard to its surroundings, which led to ignoring the possibility of a similar project finding its way towards implementation. Perhaps this is the reason behind the support many expressed towards Kais Saied, believing that he is unable to change the rules of the political game, which until recently were in the hands of certain parties, converging and diverging according to their positions and interests.

By Khalil Arbi | 13 January 2022

The project of Ground-Up Building: A Utopia or an illusion in the midst of revolutionary and democratic processes

The Ground-Up Building project emerged at the end of 2011, with the start of the first campaign to boycott the National Constituent Assembly elections. The trio Kais Saied, Ridha Chiheb El Mekki “Lenin,” and Sonia Charbti formed the first nucleus of the project, which they called “Forces of Free Tunisia” joining, therefore, the professor of constitutional law

By Khalil Arbi | 26 October 2021

A presidential regime is a path to political efficiency

Since the introduction of the 2014 constitution, governance in Tunisia has faced constant political instability and imbalance. Two rounds of parliamentary and presidential elections highlighted the political system’s dysfunction and inability to effectively govern the country. The 2014 constitution created a semi-presidential system that divides executive power between the President and the Head of Government. This policy brief argues that there is an urgent need to establish a presidential system that includes sufficient checks and balances on executive power.

By Islem MBARKI | 23 July 2021

E-democracy: the role of communication technologies in establishing a participatory parliamentary landscape

Executive summary The recent demonstrations on the streets of many Tunisian cities are the result of tensions among Tunisians and deep anger against the Tunisian state’s economic, social, and political policies.  The parliamentary authority was associated with the highest number of protests calling for the parliament’s dissolution. Rather than assessing this from a legal or

By Ghofrane CHABBAR | 21 June 2021

The Judicial System in Tunisia: An Ongoing Quest for Reform

The most effective way to reform the Tunisian judicial system is to accurately diagnose the problems and find solutions that are consistent with the general and specific perspectives of lawyers and the judicial administration.

By Rami BENALI | 13 December 2020

Audiovisual media coverage during an election period: lessons from the past and paths to transparency

On October 17, 2019, Hichem Snoussi, board member of the Independent High Authority for Audiovisual Communication (HAICA), declared that this Authority considers that “The 2019 elections were not impartial”[1] because some 2019 election candidates benefited from more specific media coverage than other candidates.

By Adel Bsili | 10 December 2020