Rashid Ghannouchi, speaker of the Tunisian parliament and leader of the Ennahda movement, accused Arab countries - he did not name them - of being uncomfortable with the democratic practice in Tunisia.
Ghannouchi added - in a speech on the occasion of a greeting ceremony yesterday, Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Renaissance Movement - that these countries have focused their channels on Tunisia, thinking that they will witness the fall of the President of the Tunisian Parliament.
Ghannouchi stressed that what deputies exercised a vote to withdraw confidence from the Speaker of Parliament was their right, but other parties focused their attention on Parliament and prepared for a wedding that did not take place, as he put it.
Ghannouchi returned to talk about the session of no confidence from him last Thursday, wondering about the reason for the extensive media coverage of a number of Gulf channels for that session.
"During the Day of Arafa, we saw a number of Gulf TV channels leaving coverage of the Day of Arafa rites and heading to Tunisia," Ghannouchi said.
Ghannouchi explained that what worries these countries is the democracy in which Tunisia lives, stressing that it is not concerned by the person of Ghannouchi or so-and-so, but freedom, noting that every dictatorship in the world is afraid of any free voice, even at the end of the world.
Al-Ghannouchi considered that last July 30th was an international day charged with symbolism, affirming the right of the people's representatives to take over and be removed.
He added that the battle is with the excisionists who see that the best place for the Islamists is prison, grave, or alienation.
"He who led this on the other side is a well-known party with a history of eradication, and they are the RCD (which was dissolved after the revolution) and not all the rally to ensure that not all constitutionalists are extirpate."
Last Thursday, only 97 deputies from different blocs voted to withdraw confidence from Ghannouchi, while withdrawing confidence from the Speaker of the People’s Assembly required the support of 109 deputies out of 217 deputies in Parliament.