Kais Saied announces national dialogue to adopt new Republic
Tunisia President Kais Saied Sunday announced a national dialogue in the foreseeable future in a view of establishing a new Republic and bringing some correction to his exceptional measures that he has put in place since July 25.
While speaking in an address to the nation for eid al-Fitr celebration, Saied a “High Committee” will be put in place and will be tasked to work on and around the forthcoming dialogue which date has not been set.
The committee, the Tunisian leader announced, will be made of the “National Dialogue Quartet,” composed of the Tunisian General Labor Union, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts, the Tunisian Human Rights League and the Tunisian Order of Lawyers.
Saied, who has seized all major powers since July 25 and adopted special measures which include suspension of the parliament, also indicated that dialogue will be different and will include “who sabotaged, starved and mistreated the people”.
The Tunisian President has been under home and foreign pressure to scrap the exceptional measures and restore democracy in the only Arab country that managed to take the course of democracy following the Arab Spring.
The North African country also, according to its leader, will hold a referendum on July 25 and legislative elections on Dec. 17.