As much as instruments to monitor and ensure transparency and the constitutional operation of state powers and processes, the HAICA and the ISIE are, just several months into their roles, equally accountable for their own transparency and constitutional operation. The next six months will not only measure their competency and capacity to fulfill this dual responsability but will more generally decide the nature and successfulness of elections and the direction of the country through and beyond the transition period.
Another week in Tunisia’s politics is charged with mixed emotions. For now, in light of the unresolved and reinvigorated confusion surrounding the Belaid case and the elusive progress being made in election-planning processes, public demands for truth, accountability, and productivity reflect a citizenry eager for change, and still waiting for signs of it.
Avec une Constitution arrivée aux deux tiers de sa rédaction, une passation des pouvoirs entre Larayedh et Jomâa et la recrudescence des émeutes nocturnes, le pays vient de vivre une semaine historique à plus d’un titre. Politiquement, en deux votes à l’ANC, le mythe de la discipline des partis de la majorité a volé en éclats.