He called for demonstrations against President Said’s decisions next week..An opposition group presents a bold road map to solve the Tunisian crisis
The “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign held its press conference in the street after it said that the authorities restricted it to prevent it from holding it in a private hall.
The “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign presented a road map to end the political crisis in Tunisia, including early presidential and legislative elections in the second half of next year 2022. It also called for a new protest march next Sunday against the decisions of President Kais Saied.
This came in a press conference held by the campaign, today, Monday, in a street in Tunis, after it was prevented from organizing it in one of the private halls, according to the organizers.
The “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign includes human rights activists and political figures, including former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki.
A member of the “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign in Tunisia told Al Jazeera that the security authorities prevented the campaign’s members from holding the press conference in one of the private halls in Tunis, by putting pressure on the owner of the hall, who demanded the organizers obtain a previous license from the security authorities despite arranging all procedures with him before the conference was held. For which no official comment could be obtained from the authorities.
The activist in the campaign, Professor of Constitutional Law, Jawhar Ben Mubarak, stressed that the proposed road map aims to end the state of “exception” that Tunisia is currently experiencing, and all the measures that it entailed, which he described as “arbitrary.”
The conference participants also demanded the return of parliament’s activity, an end to the suspension of the constitution, and the formation of a national salvation government, and called for massive participation in the protest march next Sunday against what they consider a “coup” against constitutional institutions.
In turn, Abdel Raouf Bel Tabib, a former diplomatic advisor to Tunisian President Kais Saied, said during the conference that “the Tunisian democratic experience should not be dealt with by boycotting constitutional legitimacy as a final boycott,” noting that Tunisia has become in international isolation.
For her part, Samira Al-Shawashi, the first deputy speaker of the frozen parliament, told reporters, “The most we heard from the President of the Republic in an orphaned meeting with the Presidency of the Parliament was his talk that the missiles were on its platforms and it was the most dangerous missile that hit the Republic. The presidency invested in the political and institutional crisis in the country.”
The “Citizens Against the Coup” campaign, consisting of activists, human rights defenders and citizens, was established, coinciding with Saeed’s announcement of his “exceptional” measures; as a rejection of it.
Tunisian President Kais Saied announced, since last July 25, “exceptional measures”, which included the dismissal of Prime Minister Hisham Al-Mashishi, the freezing of Parliament’s competencies, and the presiding of the Public Prosecution and the executive authority with the assistance of a government whose president is appointed, the abolition of the constitutionality control body of laws, and the issuance of legislation by decree. presidential.
While most of the political forces opposed Said’s measures and considered them a “coup” against the constitution, other parties supported them and considered them necessary to “dismantle the Triangle of Destruction, which was the main reason for sabotaging the revolution represented by corruption, terrorism and smuggling.”