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Tarhouni: Disagreements delay drafting the constitution

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The Chief of Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA), Ali Tarhouni, said that disagreements are delaying completing drafting the Libyan constitution. Most disputes are around regime, he added.

Issues concerning women, granting Libyan nationality, the Arab identity, and local governance issues are the main disagreement points amongst members, according toTarhouni.

“Some members insist on federal or monarchy governance, while other members encourage the adaptation of 1951 constitution,” Tarhouni elaborated.

Tarhouni noted that the members are studying constitutions of neighboring countries, including Egypt and Tunisia, that succeeded in writing their constitutions under different circumstances.

The institution held a number of workshops in Egypt, Tunisia, and Lebanon. It also arranged meetings with constitutional experts.