"Yes" to the controversial new constitution won 94.6%, according to preliminary results

“Yes” to the controversial new constitution won 94.6%, according to preliminary results

The new constitution, desired by President Kais Saied, grants broad powers to the head of state, to the point of endangering Tunisia’s young democracy.

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“Yes” to the new constitution imposed by President Kais Saied in Tunisia won an overwhelming majority of 94.6%, the head of the Electoral College (Issa), Farouk Bouaskar, announced on Tuesday, July 26, on the basis of preliminary official results.

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The new Basic Law, adopted in a referendum on Monday, grants broad powers to the head of state, bypassing the parliamentary system in place since 2014. It was approved with a very high turnout, as low as just 28%.

The opposition National Salvation Front coalition, which called for a boycott of the elections, accused the ISIE electoral authority on Tuesday of having “inflate” And the “fake” The figures for attendance in the poll were announced on Monday evening, with the participation of approximately 28% of the voters.

As of Monday evening, the Dubai Shopping Festival, which features the Islamist-inspired Renaissance movement, presents the character of Qais Saeed Alalif, “75% of Tunisians refused to give their consent to the coup project launched a year ago by Kais Saied”. Said Benarbia, of the non-governmental International Commission of Jurists, also criticized the legitimacy of voting with such a low mobilization.

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