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Ennahda sets up committee to find solutions to Tunisia's political problems

August 12, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Supporters of Ennahda Movement in Tunis, Tunisia, on 27 February 2021. [Yassine Gaidi – Anadolu Agency]

Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement has formed a committee to manage the political crisis experienced in the country and to overcome any obstruction to the democratic path, the party’s head Rached Ghannouchi said in a statement today.

“More than two weeks after the presidential decisions of July 25 2021, the President of the Republic has not yet disclosed the road map he promised to end the exceptional phase and return to the normal state of work of state institutions,” Ennahda wrote on Facebook.

The “temporary” committtee will be headed by Executive Office member, Muhammad Al-Qumani. “It ends with the end of its mission, searching for solutions and understandings that will steer the country away from the worst and return it to its normal institutional situation.”

It added that, prior to the president’s decision to dismiss the government, Tunisian, political circles had experienced disruptions that had hindered progress, in reference to the president’s refusal to allow newly appointed members of parliament to swear their oath and take office. “The July 25 presidential decisions came to break this closed loop in search of solutions,” it explained, “but some of those decisions went too far in breach of the constitution.”

“There must be joint efforts,” Ghannouchi added, “to finally get out of the crisis […] within the framework of national unity and the constitution.”

“At the forefront of this is the keenness to enforce the law on everyone without exception, to prosecute the corrupt regardless of their positions, to accomplish the economic and political reforms that the country needs and to preserve the ability, unity and solidarity of its people.”

“Wherever Tunisia’s interest lies, Ennahda will be there,” Ghannouchi said.

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