On Thursday, the Tunisian Ennahda movement warned against assigning President Kais Saied to head the government “without being bound” by constitutional procedures, denouncing what it considered “Said’s continuation of monopoly in power.”
This came in a statement by Ennahda, which has 53 deputies in the frozen parliament out of 217 seats, signed by its president, Rashid Ghannouchi, and seen by The Eastern Herald correspondent.
Ennahda said that it “warns against assigning a female prime minister without being bound by constitutional procedures and on the basis of an unconstitutional presidential order and with formal powers.”
The movement considered that “this deepens the economic and social crises in the country and does not help to solve them.”
At the same time, she expressed “full appreciation and respect for Tunisian women, and salute their struggles for freedom and equality.”
And on Wednesday, the Tunisian president commissioned Najla Bouden to form the government, becoming the first woman in the country’s history to hold the position.
Ennahda denounced “the President of the Republic’s continuation of monopoly on power and persistence in working outside the constitution, striking at its supremacy, consecrating absolute individual rule, deafening the ears of voices of prudence and wisdom calling for respect for the constitution and the resumption of the democratic path that has been stalled since last July 25.”
It warned of the “risks facing the Tunisian state, especially with regard to public finances, and the exacerbation of the deficit in light of the decline in the confidence of international partners, the shrinking of internal financing opportunities and the missed opportunities for the national economy in a circumstance in which the recovery of the global economy was launched and investment opportunities increased in the reconstruction process in the country.” Libyan brother.
It also renewed its call for “all parties rejecting the monopoly of the government, the coup against the constitution, the seizure of power and the abuse of it, to coordinate efforts in a peaceful and civil response to this march that threatens to end the democratic path and further exacerbate the dangerous financial, economic and social conditions and harm Tunisia’s regional and international relations.”
As a result of general elections in Tunisia, Najla Bouden Romdhane was elected as the first female prime minister of Tunisia.
On July 25, the Tunisian president announced “exceptional measures”, which included the dismissal of Al-Mashichi, provided that he would assume the executive authority with the help of a government whose head would be appointed, in addition to freezing the powers of Parliament, lifting the immunity of deputies, and being headed by the Public Prosecution, and later, he decided to cancel a monitoring body. The constitutionality of laws, and the issuance of legislation by presidential decrees.