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Tunisia sets again example with male-female parity, says Delanoë

Published the:  14/04/2011

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April 14, 2011 - TAP - Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoë voiced satisfaction at the fact that ''the first elected democratic authority" in Tunisia after the Revolution of January 14 will be totally egalitarian.
Speaking at the end of his meeting Thursday morning with Interim Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi, he expressed "admiration for the decision to have the constituent assembly elected with male-female parity candidate lists". "Tunisia will once more set the example as regards men-women equality," he declared.
Mr, Delanoë reaffirmed the support of the city of Paris to Tunisia's people and revolution and to all the initiatives aimed to get Tunisia's Government and people ''moving'' at democratic, economic and social levels.
The meeting, he added, allowed to confirm all the solidarity-based initiatives of the city of Paris with Tunisia in this transitional period through NGOs and promotional campaigns for Tunisian tourism.
"The jasmine village will be set up next May 20-21 in Paris to make the French people acquainted with the richness of the Tunisian artistic, craft and economic creativity,"  he reminded, underscoring that the city of Paris aims by means of these initiatives to "encourage French tourists to holiday in Tunisia this year".
He also announced that Mohamed Bouazizi square will be inaugurated next June in the 14th district of Paris "in tribute to Tunisia's people and the January 14 Revolution."