Tunisian President and Assembly Speaker meet in ‘positive’ atmosphere

It was stated that President Kais Saied had a ‘positive’ meeting with the Speaker of the Assembly and the leader of the Ennahdha Movement, Rachid Ghannouchi.

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The President of Tunisia, Kais Saied, and the Speaker of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and leader of the Ennahdha party, Rachid Ghannouchi, reviewed on Thursday the recent developments observed on the national level.

Khalil Baraoumi, the Press Spokesperson of the Ennahdha Movement, announced that there was a long conversation between Saied and Ghannouchi. Baraoumi stated that the two discussed the situation in the country and that the meeting took place in a “positive tone.”

Also, in a written statement made by the Presidency, it was reported that President Saied and Parliament Speaker Ghannouchi met on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the Tunisian Army.

In Tunisia, political stability could not be achieved for a long time, both after the revolution and after the Presidential and parliamentary elections held in October 2019. Tunisia has changed more than 10 governments in the last ten years since the revolution.

The political agenda of the country is occupied by the conflict between Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and President Kais Saied after the cabinet revision on January 16.

Despite parliamentary approval, Saied refuses to invite new ministers to take the constitutional oath at Carthage Palace, arguing that the amendment was tainted with “violations”. These were rejected by Mechichi.

Dialogue calls have been made by various circles in the country so that the conflict between state powers does not deepen the political crisis.

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