Tunisian President Qais Saeed today asked the heads of the parliamentary blocs to present their proposals regarding the nomination of a potential prime minister who will succeed Prime Minister Elias Fakhfakh, who resigned the day before yesterday, Wednesday, against the backdrop of an escalating crisis between him and the Renaissance movement.
The Tunisian president, who accepted the resignation of the traps yesterday, has given the parliamentary blocs to submit proposals until next Wednesday. According to the Tunisian constitution, President Saeed must choose the most suitable figure to assume the position of prime minister within a period of ten days after the resignation of the traps.
The Tunisian Presidency said in a statement yesterday that Saeed sent a message to the Speaker of the Parliament of the People Rashid Ghannouchi to inform him of his receipt and acceptance of the resignation of the traps, then the Tunisian President followed his first message by a second for Ghannouchi also requesting to provide him with a list of parties and parliamentary blocs in order to hold consultations with them in accordance with the constitution with the aim of assigning a figure to form a government New.
Withdrawal of confidence
The Al-Nahda movement, which won first place in the parliamentary elections last year, filed yesterday with other parties with a request to withdraw confidence from the government of the traps, claiming that there is a suspicion of conflicts of interest in which the resigned prime minister signed his possession of shares in companies dealing with the state.
The resignation of the traps came as a result of sharp differences between the components of the government coalition, and a struggle between the parliament and the presidency over the powers.
The resignation of the traps, which automatically mean the resignation of his entire government, has kept the political initiative to assign a new personality to form a new government in the hands of the President of the Republic according to the constitution, and not in the hands of the head of the legislative institution.
The constitution stipulates that the president assigns the new personality to form a government within a maximum period of one month, and the new government must obtain an absolute majority in Parliament (109 votes) to gain confidence.
To talk about dissolving Parliament before the President of the Republic proposes a name that leaves the resigned Prime Minister, Elias El-Fakhfakh, and whether he gets confidence or not is a form of surrealism. In any case, the president is a professor of constitutional law and the constitution is his "game." #Tunisia
- Wejdene Bouabdallah (@tounsiahourra) July 15, 2020
The government of the traps was the 11th government after the January 14, 2011 revolution that toppled Zine El Abidine Ali, and the government only lasted four months.
On the other hand, four parliamentary blocs submitted a list signed by 73 deputies to withdraw confidence from the President of Parliament, Ghannouchi, the head of the Renaissance Movement, which is the number required to accept the withdrawal request, and the Presidency of Parliament will determine a plenary session in order to vote on the request.
Withdrawing confidence from Ghannouchi requires an absolute majority vote of members of parliament, and the parties to the request, including three partners in the resigned government of the Traps, are accusing Ghannouchi of breaches and failure to manage parliament sessions.