On the official social media page of the Presidency of Tunisia, images of Saied’s meeting with Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and Minister of Defense at the Carthage Palace were published.
Responding to the alleged coup plot against the government, which was allegedly prepared by the advisors of Tunisian President Saied, published by the Middle East Eye website, Saied said, “We are neither in favor of the coup d’état nor on the side of those who go beyond legitimacy. On the contrary, we advocate integration between institutions.”
Emphasizing that there should be complete integration between the institutions of the state, Saied noted that different perspectives and views are possible, but that their integrity and diplomacy are under the shadow of a single state, regardless of different positions and disagreements. Saied also underlined the integrity of the state, saying “The state cannot be governed in a disconnected way. The state is one and different institutions operate within a state and within the framework of the law.” used the expressions.
The allegations by the advisors of President Saied in Tunisia that “a coup d’état plan was prepared within the framework of the Constitution that included the arrest of the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Assembly and Saied’s seizure of the administration alone” were brought to the agenda by the UK-based Middle East Eye website.
Since February, there has been a dispute and a deadlock between state powers in Tunisia, with President Saied on one side and the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Assembly on the other.
Saied, who became the President by winning the majority of the votes in the elections he entered as an independent candidate, had a public debate with Prime Minister Mechichi over the fact that the cabinet change was not constitutional. Likewise, Saied rejected the legislative amendment on the election of Constitutional Court Members approved by the Parliament because it was not in conformity with the Constitution.
The fact that the Constitutional Court, which is stipulated by the 2014 Constitution, has not been established yet both deepens the crisis and renders it unresolved.