Tunisian President Said appointed his adviser to serve as the Minister of the Interior. The move comes at a time when the President’s decision to suspend parliamentary activities and revoke parliamentary immunity comes into effect. Restore Democracy and said that if a consensus cannot be reached on the next government, it will call on the people to take to the streets to defend democracy.
In his final statement, the Tunisian president said that the country is not a rope-operated puppet, and that “lobby groups” and corrupt elements rock the ropes from behind the scenes, adding that there is no opportunity to manipulate or divide the country. Is. country from within.
He said the current situation prompted him to take so-called “special measures” and added that he was willing to implement the text of the Constitution as no one could arrest him or deprive him of his rights.
The Tunisian president said: “We have gained confidence from the People’s Power of Attorney, which appeared on various occasions and appeared on 25 July.”
He also said, “Let everyone in Tunisia and abroad be assured that we obey the law so that everyone can enjoy rights and freedoms.”
At the same time, the Tunisian Official Gazette issued a presidential decree suspending parliamentary activities and removing members’ immunities for a period of one month, stating that this period could be extended.
President Said issued a presidential decree, appointing Gal Sarawi as Minister of the Interior, who was sworn in before the President. Prior to this, Gal Saravi served as an advisor to the President.
Local media in Tunisia, citing security sources, said al-Azhar Longo, the head of relevant departments of the Interior Ministry, including the intelligence service, had been removed from his post.
Al Jazeera’s Tunisian correspondent Mesa Fatnasi reported that the next step in the handling of President Said’s affairs is somewhat unclear, especially at this stage of government formation, following the appointment of Gar Sarawi as interior minister by the president. And there is no clear road map. for the appointment of the Prime Minister.
The reporter said that after yesterday’s decision to appoint Garsarvi, politicians said President Saeed’s appointment was based on Article 89 of the Constitution, which sets out the method of distribution between the government and ministers. The President simplified this chapter, namely taking the oath of the Constitution.
The provision stipulates that the appointment may indicate the goals that the President pursued when appointing the prime minister and ministers, as he emphasized in his decision on Sunday, that he should appoint the prime minister and ministers appointed by him. Will help supervise. Therefore, the government need not win the confidence of the Parliament.
Tunisian Court of Appeal spokesman Habib Tarkhani said Tunisian prosecutors have ordered an investigation into Chaki Tabib, the former head of the National Anti-Corruption Agency, accused of fraud.
At the same time, he also ordered that Dignity Alliance Group leader Saif Erdine Maklaf, head of the Truth and Dignity Commission’s Arbitration and Conciliation Committee Khalid Krihi, as well as National Group’s representative and former President of the Republic’s National Security Minister Mabrouk Kurshid, a Started investigation.
These decisions were made at a time when the Tunisian president continued to demand constitutional guarantees. The Democratic National Assembly also expressed its understanding of the President’s special measures and understood that the motivation for these measures was that the country was in danger.
During the emergency meeting of the National Assembly, the National Assembly emphasized the need to protect rights and liberties with constitutional guarantees and safeguard the Constitution and democratic achievements with these procedures.
In a statement, the Democratic National Assembly called on the President of the Republic to propose a road map to ensure the restoration of normal constitutional conditions and to select a competent and honest Prime Minister to form an efficient government to deal with the various current phases. asked for. kind of challenge.
At the same time, the above statement also attributed the deteriorating situation in Tunisia to a major political force led by the Ba’ath Movement Party.
The statement of the National Assembly is regarded as a change in its position. Previously, the first statement of the National Assembly following the President’s decision held that the President’s actions violated Article 80 of the Constitution and consequently nullified the constitutional provisions. External decisions and processes.
Internationally, Transparency International has expressed concern that what happened in Tunisia, following Said’s recent decision, could have a major impact on Tunisia’s young democracy.
The Tunisian president has dismissed the chief executive and suspended parliamentary activities, the organization said in a tweet, after protesting the government’s response to the new crown pandemic.
Ganushi, on the other hand, said in a statement to Agence France-Presse that his party was ready to make any concessions to restore democracy, adding that the constitution was more important than the strength of his party.
At the same time, Ganushi warned that he would call on people to take to the streets and lift the blockade of parliament to protect their democracy if the next government was not agreed upon.
Ganushi said he had not had any talks with President Saeed or his allies since the president’s decision, but added that there should be a national dialogue.
He said that one tried to attribute the chaos in the political sphere to the “Renaissance movement” and acknowledged that there were errors in the economic and social spheres and that the Renaissance movement was partly responsible.
Ganuhi also said that Tunisia has been made the victim of a conspiracy by the regime against national democracy in the “fear of Tunisian democracy”.
On the other hand, Ali Aloyd, the vice president of the Renaissance movement, said that President Said’s actions violated the principle of separation of powers and concentrated executive, legislative and judicial powers in his own hands.
Ali Aloyd said on his Facebook page that this was a serious violation of the Constitution, both literally and mentally, and explained that what happened was the shortest way to plunge the country into an atmosphere of anarchy and individualism. “Mourning.”
The vice president of the Renaissance movement also declared that he had received the information expressed by the people and their legitimate demands, and was learning lessons from all these developments.
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