Today, the Tunisian Renaissance Movement described the dismissal of the resigned Prime Minister, Elias El-Fakhfakh, to its ministers as a “tampering with institutions and a jerky reaction” to the request to withdraw confidence submitted to his government by Parliament, after yesterday's traps presented his resignation to President Qais Said and the dismissal of the six ministers of the Renaissance Movement.
In a statement, Al-Nahdha Movement pointed to the need for the caretaker government not to dismiss officials or appoint others for what it called liquidation of accounts, calling on President Saeed to assume his responsibility in ensuring the stability of the administration and neutralizing it from political recruitment. The Nahda movement urged Tunisians to collaborate and join hands in order to overcome all obstacles and challenges that the country knows, and stressed that "the new stage requires the management of dialogue and consultations between the various political and social parties to form a government that embodies national unity, and is capable of facing the difficult challenges facing the country."
A statement of the government of the traps announced on Wednesday evening, that Ahmed Qaloul (Minister of Sports), Moncef Al-Sliti (Minister of Equipment), Lotfi Zaytoun (Minister of Local Affairs), Anwar Marouf (Minister of Health), Abdel Latif Al-Makki (Minister of Health), and Salim Shura (Higher Education) are relieved of their duties. The government added the duties of these dismissed ministers to the tasks of 6 other ministers.
An escalating crisis
The dismissal of the ministers of the Renaissance movement came in conjunction with the presentation of the traps. His resignation to the President of the Republic, Qais Saeed, was the result of a growing crisis between the resigned Prime Minister and Al-Nahda, especially since the latter decided to start consultations to form a new government, in light of the suspicion of conflicts of interests chasing the traps, and Renaissance sees that it affected negatively. On the image of the ruling coalition.
Reuters news agency quoted political sources in Tunisia as saying that President Saeed was the one who asked the trap to submit his resignation in light of the increasing pressure in parliament to topple his government due to a suspicion of opposing interests linked to companies of the resigned prime minister. Earlier Wednesday, the Tunisian presidency announced that President Qais Said received the resignation of the Prime Minister without clarifying whether or not it accepted it.
On Wednesday, the Tunisian parliament witnessed the presentation of a (petition) bill demanding the withdrawal of confidence from the government of the trap, bearing the signature of 105 deputies, including the Renaissance blocs (54 out of 217), the heart of Tunisia (27 deputies) and the Dignity coalition (19 deputies). Passing the no-confidence motion to the parliament office required 73 signatures, and then voting on it in the plenary session was by an absolute majority of votes (109 deputies), according to the constitution.
Unfortunately, with the departure of the government of the Traps in Tunisia, its various components, Islamists, nationalists and leftists, did not find the art of coexistence and respect for the right to difference and permanent resort to the constitution and election results.
It's okay, we will still try and learn.
The important thing is patience for democracy, rejecting the voices of fascism and longing for tyranny.
- Muhammad Krishan (@MhamedKrichen) July 16, 2020
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if the path to withdraw confidence from the trap government in the legislative institution continues, the Al-Nahda movement would have the right to nominate a new prime minister instead of the president of the republic. Reuters quoted Tunisian law professor Mona Karim said that President Saeed now has ten days to nominate a new candidate for the position of prime minister, who must form a government within a month to succeed the government of traps that did not last for only five months.
It is noteworthy that the government of the traps is a coalition that included 4 main parties and a parliamentary bloc, namely, Ennahdha and the Democratic Current (Social Democratic - 22 deputies), the People's Movement (Nasserite - 14 deputies), the Long live Tunisia (liberal - 11 deputies), and the National Reform Bloc ( Independents and Liberal Parties - 16 deputies).