Tunisia: President Saïed wants a "national dialogue" for a "new Republic"

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed believes that the various political organizations have failed in their mission eleven years after the revolution.

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After assuming full powers last July, President Kaïs Saïed continues his solitary race at the head of the country.

After having unraveled several counter-powers like the Parliament, he now wishes to set up a "new Republic"?

on his terms.

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With our correspondent in Tunis,

Amira Souilem

It is a "national dialogue" of a particular kind that President Kaïs Saïed wants.

While his country is going through an acute economic and political crisis, the strong man of Carthage says he is open to debate as long as he chooses his interlocutors himself.

And for now, their number is quite small.

Exit the political parties, Kaïs Saïed has appointed a constitutional expert to whom he is close in order to oversee the work of drafting a draft Constitution which will be submitted for the approval of Tunisians via referendum this summer. 

With regard to the economic aspect, an

ad hoc

commission will also be created.

Here too supervised by the unconditional support of President Kaïs Saïed in the person of the President of the Bar Association. 

Kaïs Saïed believes that the various political organizations have failed in their mission eleven years after the revolution.

He who says he is attached to the sovereignty of Tunisia has already announced that international observers will not be welcome during the next elections.  

The strong man of Carthage now wishes to work for the advent of a new Republic by surrounding himself with a small number of loyal collaborators. 

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