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Former Tunisia President Marzouki calls to boycott Saied’s Constitution

July 2, 2022 at 10:43 am

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tunis, Tunisia on 1 September 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki has called on Tunisians to boycott President Kais Saied’s referendum scheduled for 25 July.

In a post on Facebook, Marzouki warned that the situation in the country is on the verge of collapse.

He said that climate change, dehydration, famine, energy shortages, bankruptcy, poverty and COVID-19 are also threatening the country, while its politicians are fighting over nothing.

According to Marzouki, “everything built on falsehood is false”, and Saied’s referendum is null and void.

Last week, Marzouki stated that “next month is a milestone in the history of the Tunisian people,” stressing the need to stop the coup and restore the democratic path in Tunisia.

He called for increased resistance against the coup, pointing to the strike carried out by the Tunisian Labor Union (UGTT), the ongoing strike of judges and the demonstrations organised by political forces to reject Saied’s measures.

Marzouki warned that the country is at a crossroads: “Either the victory of Kais Saied, which would be a disaster for the country, or stopping the coup and prosecuting those responsible, and restoring the democratic path.”

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