Essebsi is founder of ruling Nidaa Tounes in power since 2014.
In April, the 92-year old President had indicated that he would step aside in favor of younger leaders.
Also in April, the party’s Executive Director, Khalid Shaukat told Qatar state-run news agency that Essebsi will represent the political movement at November 2019 presidential elections.
The Tunisian President, local media Tunis Webdo reports, is yet to unveil his decision whether to run or not.
He also noted that his party could form a coalition with Tahia Tounes, led by current Prime Minister Youssef Chahed who broke up with the ruling party.