Ennahda assigns Ghannouchi to hold consultations with Essebsi, Chahed

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Following the meeting of its Shoura Council, Ennahda Movement assigned its chief Rached Ghannouchi to hold consultations with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed and a number of figures, parties and organizations to reach a consensus so the country overcomes its political crisis.

Ennahda Movement wants the current cabinet headed by Chahed to resume its work with the possibility of amending few ministerial posts but it refuses removing Chahed from his post given his influence on political stability, as it put it.

According to some analysts, the political crisis between the two heads of the executive authority is because of Chahed’s disobedience as he voiced his disapproval of how Nidaa Tounes is being managed and accused the president’s son of destroying the party.

The crisis deepened with the formation of new alliances of which the last was the merging of Nidaa Tounes and the Free Patriotic Union in a step to resist what was described as the encroachment of Chahed and the parliamentary bloc that supports him.

Political activity is ongoing in Tunisia after the Tunisian president announced rupture with Ennahda Movement and as the Tunisian General Labour Union continues to pressure the government via threatening with strikes.

This article is also available in Arabic.

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