Turmoil Hits Ennahda Movement – with Resignation of 113 Members, Including Leaders

The Tunisian Ennahda movement has received a major shake with the resignation of 113 members collectively, including leaders such as Abdellatif Al-Makki, Samir Dilou and Mohamed Ben Salem, and members of the House of Representatives, such as Jamila Al-Ksiksi, Al-Toumi Hamrouni, Rabab Al-Latif and Nassiba Ben Ali.

A number of members of the National Constituent Assembly, such as Amal Azzouz, and some members of the National Consultative Council, the regional Shura councils, and the regional and local offices also signed resignation statements.

The resignation’s reason, according to the statement issued by the resigned, was: “Acknowledgment of the failure to reform the party from within and recognition that the current leadership bears responsibility for the movement’s isolation.” They have held the Ennahda movement “a significant amount of responsibility for the general deterioration of the situation in Tunisia.”

The signatories have pointed out that President Kais Saied’s recent decisions would not have been welcomed by a part of the Tunisian people, had it not been for the flabby image of Parliament headed by Rached Ghannouchi, Ennahda leader, and the disastrous performance of Hisham al-Mashishi’s government in the face of the country’s health and economic disasters.

Followers have considered these mass resignations as an earthquake that struck the foundations of Ennahda.

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