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Tunisia Ennahda condemns Essebsi criticism by official

Mayor of Le Kram Fathi Laayouni
Mayor of Le Kram Fathi Laayouni

Ennahda today condemned statements made by the Mayor of Le Kram, north of the capital Tunis, against President Beji Caid Essebsi.

The Tunisian party said it denounced "statements made by lawyer Fathi Laayouni, the mayor of Le Kram, on Thursday related to the head of state."

Laayouni had said that Essebsi seriously "violated" the constitution when he "attacked the identity of the people and the state" as stipulated in article 1 of the Constitution.

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As a result, he added, the president had become "vulnerable to isolation".

He called on MPs to submit a petition to exempt the president from his duties.

Laayouni said that the president's proposal to establish a legal framework for equal inheritance, and the proposals of the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee, is an "implementation of the dictates" of the European Union.

Ennahda statement stressed "the keenness of its activists, the heads and members of the various municipal departments, on the rule of law and the activation of publications and administrative decisions to serve the interests of all Tunisians without exception."

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