Tunisia… Political forces demand an end to the president’s exceptional measures, and Ghannouchi calls for a comprehensive dialogue
Tunisian political forces called today, Thursday, for an end to President Kais Saied’s exceptional measures and a return to the constitutional path, while Parliament Speaker Rached Ghannouchi called for a “comprehensive national dialogue preceded by the abolition of recent presidential orders.”
The Secretary-General of the Republican Party, Issam Chebbi, said that it is necessary to put an end to the exceptional measures of the Tunisian president, and to return the country to the constitutional path, adding – in a joint press conference held today, Thursday, with the heads of a number of parties – that there are attempts to delude citizens that changing the constitution will end crises.
In the same press conference, the Secretary-General of the Democratic Current Party, Ghazi Chaouachi, stated that the opposition parties will propose a program to get out of the crisis in Tunisia.
Chaouachi warned that “there is a tendency to consolidate a dictatorial regime in Tunisia,” adding that the President of the Republic “has been procrastinating in forming a government, and after its formation, he withdrew the powers from it.”
The Secretary-General of the current party said that his party will file a complaint with the Court of Accounts against the Tunisian president regarding misappropriation of state resources.
In the same context, the Secretary-General of the Democratic Ettakatol Party Khalil al-Zawiya said – in the same press conference – that the Tunisian president is trying to build an individual rule without involving any party, blaming Saeed “the results of his decisions that created a weak government,” and said that the president’s decisions are superior and have no public base. she has.
Al-Zawiya accused President Saied of involving foreign parties in the internal political disputes in Tunisia. In the right arm of the President Said.
On the other hand, Ghannouchi – Speaker of the House of Representatives, suspended by a decision of President Said – said today, Thursday, that he calls for a national dialogue to get out of the current political crisis, after canceling the president’s recent decisions, and added that “Parliament has been demonized, and after 6 months of the coup only achieved deepening economic crisis.
The suspended Speaker of the House of Representatives added, in a remote parliamentary session on the occasion of the eighth anniversary of the issuance of the Tunisian Constitution, that all constitutional ways to reform the situation pass through the institution of Parliament, and there is no escaping that, and Deputy Speaker Samira Chawashi warned that Tunisia’s democracy is “threatened by the concentration of powers in the hands of one person.” “.
These political positions come a day after the Tunisian government’s presidency announced the extension of the night curfew and the ban on demonstrations and gatherings in public places for another two weeks.
The Tunisian government began implementing these procedures on January 12, and said that it did so in implementation of the decisions of the Ministerial Council meeting – which took place the day before yesterday, Tuesday – regarding confronting the development of the epidemiological situation in the country, and based on the recommendations of the Scientific Committee.
However, political parties and civil forces challenged these measures, and considered them to be aimed at cracking down on opponents of President Qais Saeed, who have been demonstrating for weeks against the measures he took on July 25.
Tunisia has been suffering since last July 25 from a severe political crisis when Said began imposing “exceptional” measures, including freezing the powers of Parliament, issuing legislation by presidential decrees, dismissing the government and appointing new ones.
Most of the political and civil forces in Tunisia reject these measures and consider them a “coup against the constitution”, while other forces support them as a “correction of the course of the 2011 revolution”, which overthrew the rule of then-President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1987-2011).