21 November 2011
Political transition in Tunisia
Motion for a resolution
presented by Ms Brasseur and others
This motion has not been discussed in the Assembly and commits only the members who have signed it
Since the very beginning of the Tunisian revolution in early 2011, the Parliamentary Assembly voiced strong support to the democratic aspirations of the people of Tunisia. It established contacts with the transitional authorities and civil society organisations in the country, and contributed to mobilise the Council of Europe capacities in order to assist Tunisia on its transition towards democracy.
Following the election of the National Constituent Assembly on 23 October 2011, which the Assembly observed, Tunisia has now entered into a new stage in this process.
At the same time, the Council of Europe is currently working on an Action Plan aimed at facilitating Tunisia’s reform agenda.
At this important juncture, the Assembly should reaffirm its commitment in favour of the political transition in Tunisia. It should continue to maintain contacts with various parts of the Tunisian society, in particular the newly elected National Constituent Assembly, and to provide political benchmarks that could inspire Council of Europe co-operation activities focused on Tunisia.
The Assembly therefore should continue to follow closely the situation in Tunisia.
Signed (see overleaf)
BRASSEUR Anne, Luxembourg, ALDE
ANDERSON Donald, United Kingdom, SOC
BADRÉ Denis, France, ALDE
BAYKAL Deniz, Turkey, SOC
BĒRZINŠ Andris, Latvia, ALDE
BÉTEILLE Laurent, France, EPP/CD
DİŞLİ Şaban, Turkey, EPP/CD
DUNDEE Alexander, United Kingdom, EDG
GROSS Andreas, Switzerland, SOC
HARUTYUNYAN Davit, Armenia, EDG
HUNKO Andrej, Germany, UEL
HUOVINEN Susanna, Finland, SOC
LUNDGREN Kerstin, Sweden, ALDE
MEMECAN Nursuna, Turkey, ALDE
MIGNON Jean-Claude, France, EPP/CD
MORIAU Patrick, Belgium, SOC
NEGELE Gebhard, Liechtenstein, EPP/CD
REIMANN Maximilian, Switzerland, ALDE
RIGONI Andrea, Italy, ALDE
von SYDOW Björn, Sweden, SOC
TOSHEV Latchezar, Bulgaria, EPP/CD
1 EPP/CD: Group of the European People’s Party
SOC: Socialist Group
ALDE: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe
EDG: European Democratic Group
UEL: Group of the Unified European Left
NR: not registered in a group