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Tunisia: Al-Massar rejects any suspension of the Constitution

AA / Tunis / Malèk Jomni

The Al-Massar party has said it rejects any suspension of the 2014 constitution, according to a statement released Thursday on its official Facebook page.

In this sense, he called on the democratic and social forces to accelerate the formation of a political and republican front which could oppose the autocracy.

This front should, according to the press release, promote participatory action to manage the coming period, protect state institutions against any drift and respond to the demands of the people.

The party also warned against any implementation of tailor-made provisions and laws allowing the Head of State to seize all powers, while stressing his rejection of the decision to suspend or terminate. amend the Constitution. The latter is, in spite of the shortcomings, the fruit of the efforts led by the vital forces of the nation which fought against the project of the “Muslim Brotherhood”, we read from the same source.

The press release also indicates that any amendment to the Constitution must go through an inclusive process, without any exclusion, recalling that the President of the Republic, who had sworn to respect the Constitution, is the guarantor of the Basic Law and the preservation of national unity.

Tunisia has been in the throes of a serious political crisis since the Head of State decided, on July 25, to dismiss Head of Government Hichem Mechichi, to freeze the powers of Parliament for a period of 30 days and to lift the government. immunity of deputies, in the context of exceptional measures. Kaïs Saïed had also announced that he was assuming the executive power with the help of a government of which he will designate the head and proceeded in the following days to a series of dismissals of ministers and senior officials in the apparatus of the state.

The majority of parties rejected Saïed’s decisions, extended sine die on August 24. Some parties have qualified these decisions as a “coup d’état against the Constitution”, while other political parties have considered it as a “restoration of the process”, against the backdrop of political, economic and health crises (Covid- 19).

In recent days, several parties have announced their rejection of the repeal of the Constitution by Kaïs Saïed, warning against the return of tyranny and authoritarianism, after the 2011 revolution that overthrew the President’s regime. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali (1987-2011).

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