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Tunisia - Venice Commission at work on implementation of the Constitution

10/03/2015

Tunis - The President of the Venice Commission, Mr Gianni Buquicchio‎, accompanied by the Deputy Secretary of the Venice Commission, Ms Simona Granata-Menghini met in Tunis with the President of the Republic, the Speaker of the Assembly of People's Representatives, with the Minister of Justice, with the Minister responsible for the relations with the constitutional institutions and the civil society and with other high authorities of Tunisia. The main topic of the discussions was the future co-operation between Tunisia and the Venice Commission, notably in view of the implementation of the Constitution adopted on 27 January 2014.

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