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Constitution of Tunisia – 10: Revision of the Constitution

CHAPTER TEN[52]
REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION

Article 76[53]
The initiative for the amendment of the Constitution shall belong to the President of the Republic or to at least one-third of the members of the Chamber of Deputies, subject to the reservation that it does not affect the republican form of the State.

The President of the Republic may submit the draft constitutional amendments to a referendum.

Article 77[54]
The Chamber of Deputies shall debate the proposed amendment following a resolution adopted by absolute majority and after the determination of the object of the amendment and its examination by an ad hoc commission.

In case no referendum is held, the draft amendment of the Constitution shall be adopted by the Chamber of Deputies by a two-thirds majority of its members after the amendment has been examined twice, the second examination taking place at least three months after the first.

In case of a referendum, the President of the Republic shall submit the draft amendment of the Constitution to the people after it has been adopted by the Chamber of Deputies by absolute majority of its members in the course of a single debate on the amendment.

Article 78[55]
The President of the Republic shall promulgate the statute which contains an amendment to the Constitution adopted by the Chamber of Deputies in the form of a Constitutional Act, in accordance with Article 52 of the Constitution.

The President of the Republic shall promulgate the statute which contains an amendment to the Constitution approved by the people in the form of a Constitutional Act within a period not exceeding fifteen days following the date of the proclamation
of the referendum results.

The Elections Act shall determine the modalities of the referendum proceedings and the proclamation of the results.

The present law shall be executed as Constitution of the Tunisian Republic.

Done at the Palace of Bardo on June 1, 1959 (25 doul kaâda 1378).

The President of the Tunisian Republic
HABIB BOURGUIBA

[53] Paragraph 2 was introduced by Constitutional Act No. 97-65 of October 27, 1997.
[54] As amended by Constitutional Act No. 97-65 of October 27, 1997, which introduced the possibility to adopt constitutional amendments through referendum.
[55] See note 53.

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