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Tunisia: Kaïs Saïed dismisses the secretary general of the INLUCC

AA / Tunis

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed on Friday issued a presidential decree revoking the secretary general of the National Authority for the Fight against Corruption (INLUCC / constitutional), Anouar Ben Hassen.

This is what emerges from a brief press release issued by the Presidency of the Republic, of which the Anadolu Agency has obtained a copy.

The press release indicates that Saïed “issued a presidential decree terminating the functions of the secretary general of the INLUCC, Anouar Ben Hassen”.

“The person in charge of administrative and financial affairs of the Authority (whose name was not mentioned) should ensure the management activities within the INLUCC, on a provisional basis”, specifies the press release.

The Tunisian Presidency did not explain the reasons for this decision.

According to local media, the minister responsible for managing the Interior Department, Ridha Gharsallaoui, had ordered the evacuation of the INLUCC premises earlier on Friday, in the midst of an imposing security system and in the presence of the governor of Tunis. , Chedly Bouallegue.

At the end of July, the Tunisian justice had opened an investigation against the former president of the INLUCC, Chawki Tabib, relating to facts of “suspicion of fraud and use of forgery”.

The constitutional body was created in 2011, to succeed the “Commission of Inquiry into Cases of Embezzlement and Corruption” set up immediately after the revolution which overthrew the regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali .

Tunisia has been plagued by serious political dissension since Saïed decided on July 25 to dismiss Head of Government Hichem Mechichi, and to freeze the powers of Parliament for a period of 30 days, as part of justified exceptional measures by the deterioration of the economic situation and the inability of the Executive to manage the pandemic crisis.

Some political parties, including the movement of Islamic obedience “Ennahdha”, considered the said measures as a “coup against the Constitution”, while others were in favor, believing that they were a “rectification of the revolutionary process”.

* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail

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