Libya’s tortuous path towards a constitution and elections

Geneva, Switzerland – Members of a newly elected Libyan interim government pledged in Geneva this week to take the country to national elections on December 24 of this year, an ambitious timeline studded with almost impossible challenges. The interim authorities nominated by the 75-member Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) under the umbrella of the United […]

Syria: Latest round of talks on constitution begins in Geneva

UN-backed talks aimed at revising the constitution involve delegations from Syrian gov’t, opposition and civil society. Delegates from the Syrian government, opposition and civil society have started a new round of meetings that are aimed at revising the constitution of the war-torn country. The launch of the fifth round of the so-called Constitutional Committee on […]

Algeria’s Tebboune signs new constitution into law

Algerian leader approves new charter after a November referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has signed into law the country’s new constitution, his office said on Friday, months after the document was approved in a referendum that saw a record low voter turnout. Tebboune, 75, who returned to Algeria […]

Algerians approve new constitution after referendum #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Move seen as the government’s manoeuvre to neutralise the Hirak movement, which had called for boycott of the plebiscite. Algerians have approved constitutional reforms in a referendum, though with a record low turnout, the country’s constitutional council has announced. The referendum held on November 1 was widely seen as the government’s manoeuvre to neutralise the […]

Celebrations in Chile as voters back rewriting constitution #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Tens of thousands of Chileans have taken to Santiago’s main square in celebration after people across the country overwhelmingly backed re-writing Chile’s dictatorship-era constitution that many see as the root cause of the country’s social and economic inequalities. In Santiago’s Plaza Italia, the focus of the massive and often violent protests last year which sparked […]