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Politics, constitution and administrative structure of Tunisia

Tunisia is a republic whose legislation is based on her Constitution. Adopted in 1959, it is even today still periodically amended and updated. Tunisia is a unitary state with provincial administrative division. In total, there are twenty-three separate provinces in the Country today. At the head of the leadership is the President. It should be noted that his rights in the Republic are quite extensive, which is very unusual for modern republics. The form of government is presidential. The political regime is moderate type authoritarian rule. It is worth noting that the President is not only the Head of State of Tunisia, but he also occupies a leading position in the highest executive body. In addition, the President represents the republic in the international arena, participates in various international negotiations, and defends the interests of his people. He is also the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Tunisia.
Before Tunisia became an independent republic, it was considered an agrarian country. However, from 1959, the industrial base in the territory of …
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According to the Constitution, a person who has already reached the age of forty, but not older than 70 years is eligible to run for the presidency. Elections are done by secret ballot of the local population. It is worth noting that before the adoption of the Constitution in Tunisia, women did not have the right to vote. However, in 1959 the rights of men and women in the political sphere were equaled. The term of office of the President is 5 years. At the same time, according to the legislation, the same individual can hold the office of the President of the country for not more than three terms. Executive power is exercised not only by the President, but also by the government. At the head of the government is the Prime Minister, who is personally appointed by the President. In addition, the President has the right to dismiss the Prime Minister at any time, especially if the parliament requires it. All Ministers of relevant Ministries are also elected by the President of the Country.
Legislative power belongs to the Parliament. It in turn, has a unicameral structure, called the National Assembly. The President has the right to reject any law adopted by Deputies of the Parliament. The procedure provides for the return of the bill to completion within a two-week period. It is worth noting that the parliament has some control over the government, however, experts refer t it as a formality. To state it more clearly, the Parliament answers only to the President of Tunisia. Election of new deputies is conducted every 5 years. To date, the Parliament has more than 180 members. Only persons who have reached the age of twenty years can participate in the election of deputies to the parliament. At the same time, an obligatory condition is providing proof of being a citizen of Tunisia. In addition, the citizenship status must have been received over a minimum of five years period. With regards to social and economic matters, legislative bodies are assisted by a specially created specialized advisory body. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In accordance with the Constitution, since the gaining of independence by the republic, a multi-party system began to dominate the Tunisian political arena. This helped to create a much stable political climate, thereby reducing the occurrence of serious public unrests. Every year, the opposition lays out its political manifesto and makes a significant contribution towards the discussion and the formation of state policies, including the external one. The opposition parties are the Progressive Democratic Party and the Democratic Forum, which upholds the rights and freedoms of the working population of Tunisia. The “Democratic Constitutional Union Party” has been in power for the past several years. It is worth noting that this political party was not long ago (in last quarter of the century) considered the only legal one in the country, having being able to garner a stable number of followers among the local population. Currently, it is the deputies of this particular party that play the leading role in shaping the political future of the republic.
Monastir Marina The Constitution of the Country made provision for an independent court. Each Judge is personally appointed by the President of the Republic. The supreme council of the magistracy is responsible for proposing candidates. The main court in the country is the Supreme Court, followed by a state security court and a military court. There are also other courts in the country such as the appellate courts, central judicial bodies, cassation courts, the General Prosecutor’s Office, as well as cantonal courts. The Tunisian Armed Forces has more than 35,000 personnel. The gendarmerie, which has more than 2500 personnel, helps to maintain law and order within the country. Annually, Tunisia spends at least 2% of GDP on security. The main part of the Armed Forces is the land forces. The Air Force and the National Guard are also present.
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Electorate - mentality of people in Tunisia regions

Hammamet
Foreign guests can feel relatively calm in Hammamet; urban residents have long been accustomed to a large number of tourists and perceive features of other cultures with understanding. Anyway, you have to consider the outfit carefully, if you hope to visit religious sites and explore suburbs of Hammamet. It is inexcusable to go on a tour around religious sites in low-necked and provocative clothes. As for locals, they have their own unique clothing style. During a walk through residential … Read more
Sousse
For many travelers the first association with cultural traditions of indigenous people is hammam. A visit to it has long been a tradition not only for locals, but also for tourists. The hammam is often located near the mosque. Modern saunas are multi-purpose sports complexes, as they offer customers high quality massages and beauty treatments. Many interesting traditions are associated with hammam. For example, men can visit the hammam from dawn until noon, and women have access to the hammam … Read more
Monastir
The prayer ritual is observed by citizens several times a day at a certain time, and it can be done even on the street. If, during your walk, you see a person kneeling, you should walk around them well at a distance. It’s not polite to stare at those praying. Local women’s everyday clothing is burqa. It’s also impolite to stare at local citizens in traditional clothing. There are also special rules of conduct in public places: you shouldn’t speak and express your emotions too … Read more
Djerba Island
In order not to get in trouble with the law, you should abstain from drinking wine, beer, etc. from the bottle right on the streets. Drinking alcohol outside the designated places is forbidden here. Besides, you have to remember that there is the month called Ramadan in the Muslin calendar during which religious observe a strict fast. Though nobody would deny serving you in bars or restaurants in this period, offer locals to have a bite or a drink with is totally rude. The same is about … Read more

Tunisia: traditions in regions

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