Fathi Al-Ayadi, the official spokesman for the Tunisian Ennahda Movement, acknowledged that the movement supports Hichem Mechichi the Tunisian prime minister, in the political crisis that occurred between him and Kais Saied the president of the republic, against the background of the recent government amendments issue.
It is noteworthy that Saied still refuses to receive the new ministers in the Mechichi government, to take the constitutional oath, especially in light of the reported suspicions of corruption that haunt some of them. In addition to what is circulating in Tunisian circles, that the amendment was prompted by the movement Ennahda to freeze the president’s influence within the government by removing ministers affiliated with him.
“The movement will not dismiss Hisham Mechichi, nor will it abandon him,” this is what Al-Ayadi added in statements he made to local media.
This coincided with the escalation of calls for the dismissal of the Mechichi from his position and the formation of a new government in the country, as part of the solution to the political crisis.
Al-Ayadi also considered that in the event that the President of the Republic goes to dismiss Mechichi and his government, he must implement the constitutional procedures, go to Parliament, and request a renewal of confidence in this government.
He pointed out that if the President of the Republic refused to respond to the invitation of the Speaker of Parliament, the movement would work to support and strengthen the government and support the government coalition.
The Tunisian political crisis coincides with warnings of a major economic catastrophe that may hit the country.
Kamal Sahnoun, the president of the Tunisian Union of Free Professions and the Dean of Tunisian Engineers indicated that the country is going through a major crisis that led to the deterioration of economic indicators, high unemployment and bankruptcy of many small and medium enterprises.