“Municipal elections will be held between the end of October and mid-November,” said Independent Higher Authority for the Elections (ISIE) President Chafik Sarsar, Wednesday following the adoption of the law on elections and referendums.
“These deadlines have been considered in light of possible appeals against this law within the next 7 days,” Sarsar tolf media.
“In the event that appeals are filed, their review should take place within a maximum of 45 days,” he added.
After examination of appeals, the law should be submitted to the President of the Republic for promulgation, before being published in the Official Gazette of the Tunisian Republic.
The House of People’s Representatives (HPR), on Tuesday, passed the bill amending and supplementing the Organic Law No. 16 of 2014 on elections and referendums. A majority of 139 MPs voted for the bill and 22 abstained.
The debate on this law was suspended for more than 7 months due to disagreements between the political parties concerning articles described as “delicate”, in particular the article on the participation of the military and security forces in the elections.