Parliament approves proposal on quotas for blocs and independent MPs

The members of the Assembly of the People's Representatives voted on Tuesday, by an absolute majority, a proposal to determine the modalities of calculation of the respective quotas for each parliamentary group and for the MPS who do not belong to the blocs within the structures of the parliament.

The proposal was adopted with 100 votes in favour, one against and no abstentions.

The proposal, submitted by MP Dhafer Sghiri and read out by ARP Vice President Anwar Marzouki, states that in order to obtain a seat in the Parliamentary Bureau, it is important to have 17 MPs, whether from parliamentary groups or independent MPs.

This is a literal application of the provisions of Article 32(1) of the Rules of Procedure, which takes this condition into account when allocating parliamentary quotas.

The plenary session, which began on Tuesday, was adjourned to allow Members to continue consultations on the issue of quotas within the structures of the legislative body.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse