TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia’s President Kais Saied mentioned on Tuesday he wouldn’t do offers with these he described as “traitors”, an obvious reference to the reasonable Islamist Ennahda celebration, the largest within the suspended parliament.
Ennahda has known as for a nationwide dialogue to discover a approach ahead after Saied on July 25 dismissed the prime minister, froze parliament and seized governing powers, strikes the celebration has known as a coup.
“I cannot cope with.. traitors and people who pay cash to offend their nation. No dialogue with them,” he mentioned in a video that was posted on-line by the presidency.
Native media have reported that Ennahda had paid a international lobbying firm, one thing it denied doing.
“They paid almost 3 million dinars to international lobbying teams to hurt their nation,” mentioned Saied within the video, with out naming Ennahda.
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Greater than seven weeks after his intervention thrust Tunisia into its greatest political disaster since introducing democracy in a 2011 revolution that triggered the Arab Spring, Saied has but to call a brand new prime minister or declare his future intentions.
Final week one in all his advisers instructed Reuters he was planning to droop the structure and provide an amended model for a public referendum.
The highly effective labour union UGTT rejected that strategy the next day and Saied then mentioned any amendments to the structure have to be made inside the current constitutional framework.
The union, in addition to Ennahda, different political events and Western democracies which have supported Tunisian public funds, have all urged him to shortly identify a brand new authorities and to return to the constitutional order.
Saied, in his feedback on Tuesday, mentioned: “The federal government is essential. However what’s extra essential is how this authorities will work”.
(Reporting by Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall, Modifying by Angus MacSwan)
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