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v. when property is automatically transferred from one party to another by operation of law, without any act required of either past or present owner. The most common example is passing of title to the natural heir of a person upon his death. 2) passing of authority to a vice president on death of a president. 3) to give a territory sovereign rights to run itself.

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Besides, he said that one of the major missions devolving upon the Interim Government consisted in organizing free, transparent and credible elections monitored by international observers, insisting on the need to amend laws in accordance with the requirements of democracy, which will be the responsibility of the higher political reform commission that has already started works.
They said that women's conditions are different from one Arab country to the other and stressed the need to change the stereotyped image of women in education programmes, insisting on the important role devolving upon the media and the civil society in this regard.
He emphasized in this regard the responsibility devolving upon media officials in the Arab world to carry out an in-depth survey of youths' behaviours in order to teach them the values of modernity and citizenship, deep-root their civilizational identity and increase their opening out onto the other.
Presiding over the inaugural session, RCD Vice-Chairman, Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi highlighted the care of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to secure the periodicity of this meeting in view of the role devolving upon the Central Committee in assessing the party's activities and further looking at issues relating to the party's progress and to the different fields of political, economic and social life in the country.