Tunisia: four organizations promote a "national rescue" two days before the legislative elections

The secretary general of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), Noureddine Taboubi, delivers his inaugural speech in front of several hundred employees in the transport sector, on November 30, 2022 in Tunis.


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While Tunisians are being called to the polls this Sunday for the second round of legislative elections, the country's main union, the UGTT, called this Friday, January 27 for a national dialogue.

He is supported in his approach by the Tunisian League for Human Rights, the Bar Association and the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights. 


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With our correspondent in Tunis,

Amira Souilem

Less than 48 hours before the second round of the legislative elections, the UGTT decided to invite itself into the debates through the voice of its secretary general, Noureddine Taboubi.


What other alternative than dialogue do we have?

Violence ?

No, it's not in our culture as Tunisians.

As a last resort, we offer a rescue operation.

National rescue

 , ”he said.

The invitation comes as Tunisia is going through multiple crises.

Politics first, with a President of the Republic who has been concentrating all powers for a year and a half.

After the National Assembly this weekend, Tunisia will have to wait for the election of a second chamber known as the Council of Regions to regain parliamentary life.

A process that can take another year or more.

Too long, some say.

Especially since an economic crisis is also hitting the country hard.

Last month, inflation exceeded 10% and Tunisia, in a situation of over-indebtedness, is struggling to conclude an agreement with the IMF, prior to the disbursement of 1.9 billion dollars.

We can't wait any longer,

" insists Abderrahmane Hedhili, president of the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights.

Slippages can happen at any time.

People who take to the streets to demand their rights, because many Tunisians now live in poverty and destitution.


The leaders of this initiative say they have set up think tanks in order to propose concrete solutions to get out of the crisis.

Tracks that should soon be submitted to Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed.


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