Tunisia agrees on semi-presidential system

Tunisia's Ennahda Party's Secretary General Rashid al-Ghannushi stated that semi-presidential system is agreed on in the country.

Tunisia agrees on semi-presidential system

Tunisia's Ennahda Party's Secretary General Rashid al-Ghannushi stated on Wednesday that semi-presidential system was agreed on.

Speaking in a press conference, al-Ghannushi stated that Ennahda has receded from the demand on parliamentarian system and said, "Political parties, after two weeks National Dialogue Meetings, have reached an agreement on semi presidential system [...] Our party has resigned from its demand to build consensus and reach peace in the country".

National Dialogue meetings had begun after the call of President Moncef Marzouki and many political parties joined it.

Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) and Popular Front Coalition boycotted the meetings.

In the country, where the constitution efforts continue, the executive power is divided between president and prime minister according to the constitution draft, announced to public opinion last month. Draft states that president has the rights to represent the ranking state, to declare war, to assign some critical appointments and to have the right to end authorities of officials.

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