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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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