Will Tunisia’s constitutional referendum lead to turmoil? | Politics

From: Inside Story

Rivals worry president’s plan to ‘right the course of the revolution’ will dismantle democracy.

Protesters in Tunisia say Monday’s referendum on constitutional reforms is prohibited.

The proposed adjustments would sideline parliament and take away most checks on the president’s energy.

Opposition teams say it’s a return to autocracy.

If accepted, the brand new structure would finish the hybrid presidential-parliamentary system blamed for the political infighting that paralysed Tunisia’s post-revolution governments.

What sort of political system does the brand new structure suggest?

Presenter: Bernard Smith


Amine Snoussi – Political analyst and journalist

Mohamed-Dhia Hammami – Researcher at Syracuse Univesity’s Maxwell College

Zaid al-Ali – Founding father of the Arab Affiliation of Constitutional Legislation