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Tunisian President Kais Saied. Image Credit: Reuters

Tunisian President Kais Saied has called on the foreign minister to suspend the country’s membership in the Venice Commission and expel its representatives, after a report from the commission that criticized holding a referendum on a new constitution.

The Venice Commission report, issued this month, considered it unrealistic to hold a credible referendum in the absence of clear and pre-established rules, adding that changing the electoral law should be preceded by extensive consultations that include the political forces and civil society.