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  • Tunisia parliament to vote on cabinet proposal

    TUNISIA, 2016/08/30 It is likely that majority of legislature's 217 members will vote in favour of new line-up to tackle mounting challenges. Middle East Online Tunisia's parliament will Friday vote on a government proposed by premier-designate Youssef Chahed before the new cabinet can start tackling the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges. It is likely that a majority of the legislature's 217 members will vote in favour of the line-up, making Chahed, at 40, the country's youngest prime minister since it won independence from France in 1956.
  • Tunisia: Cabinet Reshuffle - New Line-Up of Essid's Government

    TUNISIA, 2016/01/11 Prime Minister Habib Essid has decided a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday evening. Here is the line-up of Habib Essid's Cabinet after this reshuffle: Minister of Justice: Omar Mansour,
  • Parliament Passes Supplementary Budget Law for 2015 in Tunisia

    TUNISIA, 2015/08/07 The Home of People's Representatives (HPR), on Wednesday, passed the supplementary Finance Law for 2015 with 126 votes for, 24 against and 3 abstentions. MPs accelerated the adoption of articles of that law next the plenary session was adjourned twice because of disputes around article 8 on boosting employment.
  • Tunisia: IRI - Parliamentary Elections in Tunisia Further Step On the Road to Democracy

    TUNISIA, 2014/10/09
  • Tunisia, birthplace of the Arab Spring, agrees a new constitution.

    TUNISIA, 2014/03/03 Tunisia passed its new constitution on Sunday evening by a large margin, garnering 200 votes from a possible 216 and ending a lengthy deadlock between Islamist and secular forces which had threatened to derail the country’s steady evolution towards democracy. Tunisia’s stock market rose 1.7 % on Monday as investors showed confidence in the country’s stability, in sharp contrast to the experiences of Egypt and Libya. The governing party Ennahda, which won Tunisia’s initial democratic elections next the overthrow of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in 2011, agreed to make critical concessions such as cutting references to Islamic law. The new constitution identifies Islam as the national religion but defends freedom of prayer, and makes no mention of sharia law, or of Islam as a source of legislation.
  • African governments review growing energy and food subsidies

    BOTSWANA, 2013/06/20 African government deficits, while low by historical standards, has been creeping up as aid and remittances dip, and counter-cyclical interventions rack up in response to the effects of the financial crisis. Combined with a rising food and fuel import bill, governments are presently looking for savings. Energy and food subsidies are increasingly being reviewed.
  • Mideast Issues High On IMF Agenda

    EGYPT, 2013/05/07 The challenges facing Arab nations in transition -Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen-were a focal point for policymakers during the 2013 IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington last week. The meetings brought together ministers and top officials inclunding representatives of civil society, media, academia, and the private sector from amount over the world to discuss the critical issues facing the world economy, with Middle East issues high on the schedule. Along with discussions with country delegations, IMF officials participated in regional and world forums with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
  • Arab League Economic Cooperation a Fantasy

    JORDAN, 2013/03/31 Though international politics may be taking precedent at the March 25 Arab League summit, there are some fundamental Arab realities that have remained constant.
  • Tunisia’s Chambers of Commerce and Industry President, Wided Bouchamaoui,

    TUNISIA, 2013/03/30  As confidence begin to return to the Tunisia business environment next the turmoil of the 2011 revolution; business leaders says the North African country needs additional investment in this democratic dispensation.