Month: March 2014

UNSMIL Ask Tunisia to Support Libyan National Dialogue

On Friday, the head of UNSMIL, Tarik Mitri, met with President Mouncef Merzouki and Rashed Ghanouchi to discuss the Libyan political crisis. Meanwhile, some Libyan news outlets reported that preliminary talks among Libyan political parties took place in Tunisia late...

/ March 30, 2014

Electoral Law to Elect a New Legislature Passed

On Sunday, the General National Congress approved a new electoral law for the election of a new legislature to replace the current National General Congress. The law (124 Congress members out of 133 voted) reserves 15% of the seats to...

/ March 30, 2014

Bataille pour le Contrôle Religieux

Le bras de fer entre le gouvernement et les salafistes qui ont pris le contrôle des mosquées après le soulèvement de 2011 se poursuit à travers la Tunisie. Vendredi dernier et pour le deuxième vendredi consécutif, la prière n’a pas...

/ March 28, 2014

Imed Drij Condamné

Imed Drij, porte-parole des «Hommes de la Révolution du Kram» (association membre de la Ligue nationale de protection de la révolution(LPR)) a été condamné à quatorze mois de prison pour incitation à la haine et à la violence via les...

/ March 27, 2014

The GNC Amends Article 30 on Ethnic Groups

Last Friday, the General National Congress amended article 30 of the constitutional declaration. The wording of the article now recognizes that issues related to Libyan ethnic groups will be adopted by consensus in future legislation. Therefore, future legislation and the...

/ March 21, 2014

The GNC Sacks Ali Zeidan

On Tuesday 11th , Congress had passed a motion removing Zeidan with 124 votes in favour out of 138. While Zeidan left Libya despite a travel ban, the defence minister, Abdullah Thenny, has been appointed acting PM until a new...

/ March 11, 2014

Nida Tounes Open to Form a Coalition Government with Ennahda

Beji Gaid Essebsi, former PM under Ben Ali and leader of Nida Tounes (Tunisia’s Call), told Reuters that his party would be open to form a coalition government in the next general elections should Ennahda fail to win by majority....

/ March 9, 2014