Tunisian constitution committee head blasts President Kais Saied's latest draft

Tunisian constitution committee head blasts President Kais Saied's latest draft
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The head of the Tunisian constitution committee slammed the proposed constitution published by President Kais Saied.
Belaid said the final constitution published by the president contains chapters that could pave the way for 'a disgraceful dictatorial regime' [Getty]

The head of Tunisia's constitution committee blasted the proposed constitution published by President Kais Saied this week, local Assabeh newspapers reported on Sunday.

Sadok Belaid, a former constitutional law professor was named by Saied to draft a "new constitution for new republic", said Saied's version was dangerous and did not resemble the first draft proposed by the constitution committee.

Belaid said the final constitution published by the president contains chapters that could pave the way for "a disgraceful dictatorial regime".

The president has not commented on the constitution since he published the text on Thursday in Tunisia's official gazette. The constitution would give Saied far more powers and will be put to a referendum next month.

(Reuters)