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Senior opposition official says national dialogue will resume soon

Assistant Secretary General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Mouldi Jendoubi has announced that national dialogue will resume before next Thursday.


Jendoubi explained that the differences which caused the suspension of the dialogue are being sorted out; however, he reiterated that there is still no consensus regarding who to name as an independent prime minister.

The dialogue was suspended over various issues, including: disagreements over naming the prime minister, the appeal filed by the court on the Constitution of the Supreme Elections Committee, and disputes over a number of the Rules of Procedures for the Constitutional Assembly.

Speaking to the Algerian newspaper Al-Fajr, Jendoubi confirmed that they will be resolving all obstacles that might undermine the dialogue. He said that they are insisting on reaching solutions accepted by all sides and which serve the interests of Tunisians.

The UGTT official noted that the remaining issues which need to be resolved ahead of resuming the dialogue will be sorted out consecutively. He affirmed that all parties are concerned with resolving the issue of the Supreme Elections Committee.

On Tuesday, Jendoubi also noted that the committees have started to work on resolving the disputes over the Rules of Procedures for the Constitutional Assembly.

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