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Labour union: Tunisians can solve their problems through dialogue

Secretary-General of Tunisian General Labour Union Noureddine Taboubi in Qasabah district of Tunis, Tunisia on March 31, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]
Secretary-General of Tunisian General Labour Union Noureddine Taboubi in Qasabah district of Tunis, Tunisia on March 31, 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images]

Tunisians can solve their problems through a dialogue, Secretary-General of the Tunisian Labour Union, Noureddine Al-Taboubi, said yesterday, amid a severe political crisis resulting from exceptional measures imposed by President Kais Saied.

On 25 July, Saied froze parliament, lifted the immunity of ministers, abolished the Authority of Monitoring the Constitutionality of Laws, issued legislation by presidential decree, set himself as head of the Public Prosecution, dismissed the prime minister, and assumed the executive authority.

Yesterday, Al-Taboubi met with the French Ambassador to Tunisia, Andre Baran, at the headquarters of the Tunisian General Labour Union. During the meeting he said: "We are confident to find a Tunisian-Tunisian solution to the situation in the country."

He stressed "the importance of the role of Tunisia's friends, including France, in supporting Tunisia in this critical phase that it is going through."

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On 29 October, the union called on Saied to expedite the end of the exceptional situation.

The majority of political forces in Tunisia reject Saied's measures, and consider them as a "coup against the constitution". He has, however, said his actions are not a coup, rather they are "measures within the framework of law" that were adopted to "protect the state from an imminent danger".

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