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Tunisian General Labor Union calls for formation of cabinet as soon as possible

The statements of UTGG Secretary-General Noureddine Taboubi called for the formation of a small cabinet responsible for carrying out specific tasks as soon as possible.

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On Tuesday, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) called for the formation of a small cabinet responsible for carrying out specific tasks as soon as possible, through a statement made by the Secretary-General of the UGTT, Noureddine Taboubi, on the sidelines of the work of the administrative commission of the Central Syndicate posted on Facebook.

“It is imperative to form a government that will be led by a person with skills in the economic field and who is recognized as a keen connoisseur of Tunisian economic and social reality and the challenges of the moment,” he said.

Taboubi stressed that “the government cabinet must be small and responsible for carrying out specific tasks in the coming period.”

The Secretary-General of the UGTT added, “the administrative commission of the Central Syndicate underlined that the formation of the government should be done according to a participatory approach, and we asked the President of the Republic to communicate to us the future vision and the direction that Tunisia will take so that we can have a positive critical reading or support it in its approach.”

“It is our right to understand and there are a lot of questions that arise at this very delicate moment,” he explained, while continuing, “We must reflect on certain points, and certain questions must be clarified by the Presidency of the Republic so that we can build our position on the road map that we are preparing.”

The head of the UGTT reiterated the union’s desire to form a government “as soon as possible to fill the void in state institutions.”

“We insisted on the issue of public and individual freedoms, economic and social rights, as well as on the sustainability and efficiency of public institutions,” he said.

“We want a clear vision of the Presidency of the Republic in view of the exceptional situation, and we want to know where we are going,” he further underlined.

Regarding foreign interference in Tunisia’s affairs, Taboubi said, “We categorically reject any foreign interference, and we must avoid the axis policy.”

Kais Saied, announced, on the evening of Sunday, July 25, following an emergency meeting with senior military and security officials, the dismissal of the Head of Government, Hichem Mechichi, the freezing of the powers of Parliament for a period of 30 days, as well as the lifting of the parliamentary immunity of all deputies, which implies that the Head of State allocates to himself the power to legislate by presidential decrees.

The Tunisian head of state, who rejects accusations of a coup, said he made these decisions on the basis of Article 80 of the Constitution, to “save Tunisia, the state and the Tunisian people.”

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