Source:Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016
The organizing committee of the ARP ("Assemblée des représentants du peuple") which had been at the origin of the introduction of a bill that would declare December 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, has been sent back for redrafting.
As per the declaration of the ARP's commission president, Mohamed Ennaceur Jebira, the declaration of non-working public holidays in Tunisia is a prerogative of the executive branch, not of the legislative one ("l'organisation des fêtes nationales relève du pouvoir réglementaire général du chef du gouvernement, conformément à l'article 65 de la Constitution").
Earlier this month (2016-12-16), a group of 20 Tunisian parliamentarians introduced a bill that would declare December 17 as a new annual non-working public holiday in Tunisia, to mark the regime change of 5 years ago, which led to an overhaul of the list of annual public holidays in Tunisia (2011-12-15, 2011-05-25 and 2011-04-04).
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