the new constitution will ban indebtedness intended to cover wages

Bouderbala: The new constitution will ban indebtedness to cover wages

The President of the National Order of Lawyers in Tunisia and of the Committee on Economic and Social Affairs of the National Advisory Commission for a New Republic, Brahim Bouderbala, confirmed the authenticity of the document leaked by the newspaper Al Maghreb concerning part of the the new constitution. He explained that it was a synthesis prepared by Sadok Belaïd of the proposals of the participants in the work of the committee.

Invited on June 20, 2022 by Wassim Belarbi on Express FM radio, Brahim Bouderbala clarified that it was a first draft and that it had subsequently been the subject of debates and discussions. He assured that the proposal for the new constitution will be presented today, June 20, 2022 and in accordance with the deadlines set by law, to the President of the Republic, Kaïs Saïed. ” The proposal concerned the liberalization of the initiative … The principle will be the freedom to take the initiative. The exception will be worded by law. This will open new horizons for economic actors and save them administrative bureaucracy when setting up a project … This aims to put an end to monopolization and speculation “, he added.

He explained that the state wants a regulatory role in the economy and that the new constitution insists on economic freedom. State intervention will be limited to strategic sectors. At the social level, the state will have the role of supporting the fragile classes. According to him, the draft of the new constitution established a socio-economic council as a constitutional body. The President of the Bar Association also raised the issue of tax justice and a fair and equitable distribution of taxes.

Debt should only take place for the purpose of investing and achieving economic development. This will be mentioned in the Constitution. There will be no more loans to pay salaries. Debt can only take place to create wealth … The administration must be at the service of the citizen and far from any political interference … The trade union work will be preserved. The ban on forming a trade union will only concern the army … We must look objectively at the right to strike “, he declared.

Brahim Bouderbala stressed the importance of preserving public sector performance. He mentioned the situation for certain public companies. He believed that the partnership between the public sector and the private sector could contribute to the rescue of these establishments. He also believed that the social and solidarity economy could take the form of mutual insurance. He mentioned the example of the STIL company’s farm in Jemna, which would have given very good results.

The issue of grassroots governance has never been addressed … None of the participants in the meetings mentioned it … The analyzes of some are based on illusions … We thought of a political model in accordance with the specificity of the situation in Tunisia. .. We have decided to propose the reinstatement of the presidency. The President of the Republic will be at the head of the executive branch. The government will have to support it in implementing its program. The legislature will have the power to put questions and questions to the government and sometimes put a no-confidence motion against it. “, He continued.

With regard to the judiciary, Brahim Bouderbala believed that the latter should comply with his duties. He criticized the strike that the judges started two weeks ago. He considered this to be an extremely dangerous case. He called on the judges to suspend their strike. He mentioned the situation of lawyers who are under the obligation to remain blocked in the courts. He insisted on strengthening the independence of justice.

Brahim Bouderbala assured that thanks to this constitution, all citizens will feel on an equal footing with equality. He explained that the issue of Arab-Muslim identity will be mentioned in the preamble to the new constitution.

The Chairman of the Committee on Economic and Social Affairs recalled that the draft of the new Constitution will be presented to the President of the Republic on 20 June 2022. The latter will present the final version submitted to the referendum on June 30, 2022.


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