Escalation Against President … Ennahda Threatens to Move Its Supporters

The Ennahda Movement threatened to resort to the streets to pass the ministerial amendments, which were taken by Prime Minister Hisham Al-Meshishi, in case that the President of the Republic, Qais Said, continues to refuse to receive ministers to take the constitutional oath before him.

It also called on its supporters to go to the demonstrations that will support these amendments and the new government.

It is noteworthy that the Tunisian street has witnessed in recent weeks a wave of demonstrations condemning the political and economic situation and the deterioration of living conditions, due to the high rates of unemployment and poverty in the country.

Ennahda’s threats came after Said criticized it and accused it of bypassing the constitution and violating the law to install the ministerial reshuffle, reiterating his keenness to implement the constitution and respect the supremacy of the law and state institutions.

It is noteworthy that the recent ministerial amendments have sparked widespread controversy in Tunisian circles, due to the presence of several new ministers being prosecuted accused of corruption, which prompted a number of parliamentary blocs in addition to the President of the Republic to reject those amendments and to demand the withdrawal of the name of every minister around whom suspicions of corruption hover .

The Tunisian president had confirmed earlier, his insistence that the new ministers in the government of Hicham El-Mechichi not be allowed to take the constitutional oath before him, despite having obtained the confidence of Parliament, stressing that he will not retreat from the constitutional principles, which he swore to preserve it.

Saeed also denied that he caused the current political crisis due to the ministerial reshuffles.

“I put my hand on the Noble Qur’an and look at the nature of the oath in Islam, before they search for impossible measures that are only applied in administrative law, not constitutional law,” this is what Saeed added.

It is noteworthy that the Prime Minister, Hisham El-Mashishi, announced a government reshuffle that included 11 ministerial portfolios, amidst assumptions that the amendments were made under pressure from the Ennahda movement to exclude ministers affiliated with the President of the Republic, in addition to chasing corruption charges for some of the new ministers.

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