Anne Brasseur (Luxembourg, ALDE), Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Rapporteur on political transition in Tunisia, today made the following statement:
“The National Constituent Assembly of Tunisia last night voted on the text of the new Tunisian Constitution. The Constitution still needs to be solemnly proclaimed by the President; however we can already see that this is an event of extreme importance.
Three years after the ‘Jasmine Revolution’, which brought the end of the Ben Ali regime, Tunisia has equipped itself with a reference document which will allow the country to advance in its political transformation on the basis of a clearly defined legal foundation. The members of the National Constituent Assembly, who have finally succeeded in their work after long and difficult negotiations, should be congratulated.
I am particularly pleased that a large number of observations by the Venice Commission have been taken into consideration. I encourage our Tunisian friends to continue on the path of reforms, particularly with regard to organising new elections as soon as possible, and I hope the co-operation between the Council of Europe and Tunisia will continue to grow stronger.”