Amal al-Hilali - Tunisia
Prime Minister-designate Elias El-Fakhfakh revealed the features of his government and the nature of the political belt that will support him, stressing during a press conference that it will be limited in number, and will be based on the base of parties that supported President Qais Saeed in the second round of the last elections.
Al-Fakhfakh confirmed his invitation to all political parties for consultations, except for the “Heart of Tunisia” and “Free Constitutional” parties affiliated with the previous regime, considering that he does not see these parties as harmony and harmony with his government program and goals, and indicated that the current democratic system requires that a team be In the government and another in the opposition.
The traps that Qais Saeed assigned to form the government indicated that he derives his legitimacy from the legitimacy of the President of the Republic who assigned him this task, and he will rely in his consultations on the basis of a political line aligned to the goals and values of the revolution and fighting corruption, and that it will not exceed 25 ministerial portfolios.
On the other hand, he stressed that the government does not need a political belt that gives it confidence, insofar as it needs a coherent political belt that carries the same visions and goals that respond to the aspirations of Tunisians.
Accusations of exclusion
The general orientation of the Prime Minister-designate in relation to the political parties involved in the consultations sparked mixed reactions among the parties, especially the heart of Tunisia, whose leaders were quick to accuse the Prime Minister-designate of pursuing the exclusion policy.
Osama Al-Khulaifi, the leader in the heart of Tunisia, confirmed through his official Facebook page, his party’s readiness to join the opposition’s split against what it described as the “exclusion government.”
In turn, the leader of the same party accused Jawhar Al-Mugharibi, the prime minister in charge of adopting the policy of exclusion and political alignment, saying that excluding the heart of Tunisia from the consultations "is an exclusion of an important part of the Tunisians and Tunisians who engaged in expression using the tools of democracy and civilized political action."
The heart of Tunisia, which has a second representation in parliament with 38 seats, has previously called for traps to open up to all living forces and political parties without exclusion, to consult with them in the form of government and to put in place the appropriate program to ensure the necessary political and parliamentary belt.
The head of the Renaissance movement, Rashid Ghannouchi, called on the Prime Minister-designate to the necessity of involving the heart of Tunisia in the government coalition, stressing during local media statements his concern for the need to form a national unity government that derives its legitimacy from Parliament and includes all political parties except those who wanted to exclude themselves.
In a statement to Al-Jazeera Net, the leader of the Free Constitutional Party, Magdi Boudhina, accused the Prime Minister in charge of practicing exclusionary politics, stressing that his party is not interested in entering the government coalition alongside Al-Nahda.
He wondered sarcastically, "Is it reasonable that the leader of the Free Constitutional Party, Abeer Moussa, would be excluded from the consultations and in return would be invited by Saif Al-Din Makhlouf and Imad Deghaig from the Al-Karama coalition?"
Boudhina questioned the success of the traps in carrying out the economic and social reforms he promised, stressing that his bloc would not give him confidence in Parliament.
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For his part, the leader of the Al-Nahda movement, Abdul Hamid Al-Jalasi, considered that the coming government needs a broad political and parliamentary belt, which transcends all ideological hatreds and electoral rivalries in order to ensure its success in light of major economic and social challenges.
Al-Jalasi stressed in a statement to Al-Jazeera Net that the Movement’s Shura Council will study in his next meeting the position of the Prime Minister-designate of excluding the heart of Tunisia and the Free Constitutional from consultations to form the government, calling on him to back away from his position in order to prevail over the national interest and spare the country the fall.
Renaissance and the heart of Tunisia
Regarding the possibility of the Ennahda movement emerging from the government formation consultations in the event that the traps insisted on not engaging the "Heart of Tunisia", Al-Jalasi did not rule out the matter by saying that the results of the movement's Shura meeting will be open to all options, including joining the opposition.
In front of the Prime Minister who is appointed one month to form his ministerial team, then present it to Parliament to gain confidence with at least 109 votes out of a total of 217, and if members of Parliament did not give confidence to the new government, the President of the Republic will have the right to dissolve Parliament and call for premature legislative elections.
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The Secretary-General of the People's Movement, Zuhair al-Maghzawi, described the prime minister’s decision to exclude “the heart of Tunisia” and “the free constitutional” from the government coalition with the proper methodology, stressing that the traps are entitled to choose their government team according to its own vision and program of work.
He pointed out in a statement to Al-Jazeera Net that it is high time to get out of the position of "fraudulent agreement" and "party quotas" that overwhelmed the political scene in the country years ago.
For his part, the leader of the "Long Live Tunisia" party, Marouan Falfal, in his interview with Al-Jazeera Net, acknowledged the need to expand the parliamentary belt around the government of Elias Al-Fakhfakh to provide greater guarantees for its success, especially with the parties that have expressed a desire to participate, although he does, in return, that the prime minister has his own options and his vision of the government Coming.