"The Presidency of the Republic affirms that the text is simply a draft which can be modified by adding or deleting items,” said the statement.
The Presidency also called for "strict compliance with measures to prevent the spread of the new Coronavirus (Covid-19 )."
As part of his election campaign commitments, the President of the Republic, once elected, instructed a Committee of Experts to submit suggestions with the aim of drafting a consensual Constitution which responds to the aspirations of the citizens expressed during the marches of the authentic blessed popular movement Hirak," said the presidency.
The same source recalled the President of the Republic pledge to initiate a wide debate on this preliminary draft.
The preliminary draft was due to be unveiled earlier this year, but is has been postponed "because of the Covid-19 crisis and the impossibility of organizing public debates.”
However, the president responded to the request of a number of political partners, organizations of civil society, unions and personalities insist to receive the first draft of the amended Constitution to examine it during the Ramadan and sanitary confinement.