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Tunisia - Constitution

Adopted in: 1991

Article 1 [State]

Tunisia is a free State, independent and sovereign; its religion is the Islam, its language is Arabic, and its form is the Republic.
Article 5 [Personal Integrity, Conscience, Belief]
The Tunislan Republic guarantees the inviolability of the human person and freedom of conscience, and protects the free exercise of beliefs, with reservation that they do not disturb the public order.
Article 38 [Head of State]
The President of the Republic is the Head of the State. His religion is Islam.
Article 40 [Eligibility]
(1) Any Tunisian who does not carry another nationality, who is of Moslem religion, and whose father, mother, and paternal and maternal grandfather have been of Tunisian nationality without interruption, may present himself as a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic.
Note: Further information on the constitutional background of Tunisia is provided by the International Constitutional Law Project at the University of Wuerzburg. 
 


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