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Draft decree-law on organisation of political parties adopted

Published the:  04/08/2011

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August 04, 2011  -TAP - The High Authority for the Achievement of the Revolution Objectives, Political Reform and Democratic Transition (HAARO) adopted, on Thursday, the draft decree-law on the organisation of political parties, not taking into consideration the amendments submitted by the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).
When taking the floor to comment on the proposed amendments, members of the Authority asserted their attachment to the text they had adopted, during the July 20, 2011 session, as well as their refusal to endorse the proposed amendment to Article 18 of the draft decree-law which bans the funding of the political parties by natural persons.
On Article 19 related to the creation of a "fund of support to democracy" in the same draft law, the attendees considered that the "idea is good," pending the future promulgation of a decree-law on it to be adopted after the election of the National Constituent Assembly, so that the parties could make the most proportionally of their funding.
Besides, a delegation made up of representatives of the Authority's Council was chosen. It should contact the interim government members, particularly the Prime Minister, to examine the issue hindering the judgement process of the symbols of the former regime and help identify the appropriate mechanisms to speed up this process.
At the beginning of the session, the Chairman of the commission of supporting efforts of rescuing in the Tunisian southern governorates, stemming from the HAARO, Abdelbasset Belhassan, reported on the visits of the Authority members in the governorates of the south, on July 27-29, 2011 to be informed of the refugees' hosting conditions and their concerns and enquire about the citizens' preoccupations and their claims.
It is to be noted that journalists present at the session boycotted the last part of it in protest against offensive attitudes of several HAARO members, in addition to the verbal quarrels which took place between the journalists and HAARO members.
It is worth reminding that the PDP representatives did not attend today's HAARO session.