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Tunisian president lauds Qatar’s move to hold Shura elections in October 2021

QNA
Doha
President of Tunisia Kais Saied has praised Qatar’s decision to hold elections for the Shura Council in October 2021.
The Tunisian president was speaking at an open meeting organised by Lusial University at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in the presence of a number of ministers and senior officials, ambassadors accredited to Qatar and businessmen and representatives of local and international media.
President Saied said Shura Council elections will allow for more popular participation in decision-making and the achievement of legislation.
He highlighted the constitutional experience in Tunisia and its stages since the 19th century until the present time, highlighting the most important democratic developments since the 2011 revolution and the ongoing steps to fulfil the aspirations of the Tunisian people. He stressed that what is important in any experience is how to achieve the constitutional objectives and legislative goals and conformity of constitutional legitimacy with popular legitimacy.
Earlier in his opening speech, Attorney-General and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Lusail University HE Dr Ali bin Fetais Al Marri affirmed the significance of the meeting to learn about the constitutional experience in Tunisia, which he described as “rich and inspiring for all peoples”.
He highlighted the constitutional experience in Qatar, which was strengthened during the reign of the Father Amir HH Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani with the formation of the Committee for the Drafting of the Permanent Constitution in 1999, then the referendum on the Draft Permanent Constitution in 2003.
He added that the announcement to hold Shura Council elections in October next year represents a quantum leap in legislation in Qatar, noting that the idea of Qatar’s Shura stems from traditions based on true Islam.
The attorney-general announced the launch of the International Association of Jurists of Constitutional Law under the chairmanship of President of Tunisia Kais Saied, one of the jurists of the constitutional law.

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