TITLE XIX. OF THE TRANSITORY PROVISIONS
While awaiting the establishment [mise en place] of the Constitutional Court and of the Court of Accounts, the Supreme Court remains competent for the matters arising within the competence attributed respectively to these jurisdictions.
This establishment will be realized within a time period of six months at the latest counting from the installation of the National Assembly.
The pending matters before the Supreme Court arising within the competence of these jurisdictions will be transmitted as is [en l’état], respectively to the Constitutional Court and to the Court of Accounts, from their installation.
The Economic and Social Council, the National Council of Communication and the Independent National Electoral Commission, remain in place until the installation of the corresponding institutions.
The President of the Republic by interim and the Government of Transition take the measures necessary for the functioning of the public powers, the life [la vie] of the Nation, the protection of persons and of assets and the safeguarding of the freedoms until the entering into [his] functions of the elected President of the Republic.
The President of the Republic by interim assuming the transition may not, in any manner [façon] and in any form whatsoever, modify the Constitution, the Electoral Code, the law relative to the Political Parties and the law establishing the regime of the associations and of the press.
The National Council of Transition will assume all the legislative functions specified by this Constitution until the installation of the National Assembly.
The necessary laws for the establishment of the institutions and for the functioning of the public powers are adopted by the National Council of Transition and promulgated by the President of the Republic.
It will be proceed to the legislative elections at the end of [à l’issue de] a transitory period which will not exceed six (6) months counting from the adoption of this Constitution.
The provisions relative to the Constitutional Court, to the Court of Accounts, to the National Institution of Human Rights, to the Mediator of the Republic and to the High Council of the Local Collectivities will enter into force at the date of their installation. This installation will be realized within a time period of six months at the latest counting from the installation of the National Assembly. Nevertheless, the installation of the High Council of the Local Collectivities will be done at the latest three months after the local elections.
The legislation in force until the installation of the new Institutions remains applicable, except for the intervention of new texts, when they contain nothing contrary to this Constitution.
This Constitution, adopted by the National Council of Transition with a majority of three-quarters (3/4) of its members, enters into force counting from the date of promulgation by the President of the Republic by Interim and will be recorded [enregistrée] and published in the Journal Officiel de la République [Official Gazette of the Republic].