The former Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, called for the dismissal of the current president, Kais Saied, and referring him to trial, then to go to hold early presidential and legislative elections that give Tunisia a government for five years and what he described as a “sane president who brings together the Prime Time Zone.”
Moncef Marzouki said in a speech he addressed to the Tunisian Prime Time Zone on his official Facebook page, that “Saeed’s talk about setting transitional provisions means canceling the constitution, which means going through the enactment of custom-made laws, and as soon as these rulings are issued, (Saeed) will control our destiny.” And that would be an explicit acknowledgment of the death of the constitution.”
Al-Marzouki affirmed his position on Qais Said’s decisions to freeze parliament, saying that “Saeed is upside down and can only be described as such, and his legitimacy is eroded and will end, which becomes the isolation of the man and his referral to trial, he and everyone who contributed to the tragedy of Tunisia is a serious issue,” adding that Saeed has become “ It is an imminent danger and it must be stopped.” The Tunisian president also called on citizens to continue demonstrating against Said’s actions everywhere in Tunisia.
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This comes at a time when the political scene in Tunisia is witnessing unprecedented tension, after Kais Saied decided, on July 25, to dismiss the Prime Minister, Hisham Al-Mashishi, to assume the executive authority with the help of a government whose president is appointed, in addition to freezing the powers of Parliament. And lift the immunity of the deputies, and headed by the Public Prosecution.
The majority of parties rejected these measures, and some considered them a “coup against the constitution,” while other parties supported them, seeing them as a “correction of the path,” in light of the political, economic and health crises (the Corona pandemic).
Qais Saeed talks about exceptional measures
Tunisian President Kais Saied announced Monday that the exceptional measures he approved about two months ago will continue and that he will appoint a new prime minister.
Said said in a speech from the governorate of Sidi Bouzid (central), the cradle of the 2011 revolution, that “these exceptional measures will continue, and transitional provisions have been put in place, and a prime minister will be assigned within transitional provisions that respond to your will, and a new electoral project will be drawn up.”
Said chose the city of Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the Tunisian revolution, more than ten years ago, to deliver his speech amid chants calling for the dissolution of Parliament. “We are making a corrective movement for the revolutionary explosion,” which erupted on December 17, 2010, Saeed added.
Saeed added, “Transitional provisions have been established, a prime minister will be appointed, and transitional provisions will respond to your will… A new draft electoral law will be drawn up.” He went on to say, “What I say today is at the heart of the constitution, and they cannot say that it is a coup, and how can a coup be in the constitution and the text of the constitution.”