Tunisia's newly elected assembly holds its inaugural meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, in Tunis, ready to start shaping the constitution and the democratic future of the country that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings. A moderate Islamist party, Ennahda (Renaissance), won the most seats in the Constituent Assembly, and it has announced a coalition with a liberal and left-of-center party to make up the interim government. (AP Photo/Hassene Dridi)
On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, we held another #MuftahChat on Twitter with Duncan Pickard, a constitutional specialist. Duncan provided updates on the constitutional processes taking place in Libya and Tunisia. Although there were some technical difficulties with the chat, we had a fruitful conversation nonetheless. An edited transcript appears below. For more on the constitutional processes in Libya, read Duncan’s recent article on the topic in Foreign Policy.