September 23, 2021

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In Tunisia, President Kass Saeed appoints Home Minister

Tunisian President Gosseid has been appointed security adviser to the interior ministry since Thursday, July 29. Four days after he seized all executive power, To suspend the functioning of Parliament for one month.

“President of the Republic issues presidential decree to Rita Karzaloi to manage the Interior Ministry”, The chairman said in a statement. According to local media reports, the incumbent, Mr. Cursalloy, has become a police commissioner and national security adviser to the president.

The appointment comes after a number of civil society organizations and foreigners called for the appointment of a new government without delay, as promised to Mr Saeed.

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Management of the Govit-19 epidemic was criticized

Mr. Saeed, argued “Immediate risks” Faced Tunisia, Plunged into a deep political crisis for months, to justify his acquisition on Sunday, hit hard by the deadly peak of the corona virus.

He fired Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, who was severely criticized for causing oxygen deficiency in Tunisia and for dealing with the Kovit-19 epidemic, and said he would be hospitalized. “Government Assistance” Whose leader he should still name. Mr. Saeed announced Wednesday evening that he would establish a crisis unit to manage the Govt-19 epidemic under the supervision of a senior military officer.

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Several civil society organizations called for a map on Wednesday and warned against any extension “Illegal” Suspension of Parliament for more than thirty days provided by the Constitution.

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Anti-attack corruption

Wednesday evening, Mr. Saeed launched an anti-corruption campaign. “Public money robbers”. They “460” To duty “13.5 billion” Dinar to the state (4 4 billion), he recalled, citing an earlier report by the Commission of Inquiry into Corruption and Abuse under the former regime.

“This money should go to the Tunisian people”, Beat the president. To this end, he would like to propose to abandon the measures, instead of paying these traders a diversionary amount for the benefit of marginalized areas of Tunisia. He explained that he wanted to attack the corruption involved in the decline of phosphate production, one of the country’s rarest natural resources.

The case, which has been placed under Mr Saeed’s authority as part of a new emergency, is set to begin on July 14 in a series of hearings against several parties suspected of providing foreign funding for their 2019 election campaign. The survey specifically targeted Ennada, which was inspired by Islamists, The main parliamentary party, in conflict with the president.

The President is currently enjoying one “Lasting fame”, Observes Ricardo Fabiani, an expert on the International Crisis Group in Tunisia. His seizure of power was fueled by institutional sanctions, the economic crisis and the mismanagement of epidemics by many Tunisians. In this context, “By supporting the anti-corruption campaign against officials and businessmen associated with Ennada, (…) He can permanently weaken his most powerful political rivals. “, So hit “Create a new position” In Tunisia, the analyst evaluates.

Worry abroad

However, the presidential coup has caused concern both at home and abroad. Tunisian parliamentarian Richard Conucci regrets an interview with President Agence France-Presse on Thursday.

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In the absence of agreement on the formation of a government and the reopening of parliament, “We call on the Tunisian people to defend their democracy.”, Mr. President of Ennada. Kannuchi warned.

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blingen said Thursday that President Seyed promised to work for democracy. “We firmly believe that Tunisia will return to this democratic path, act in accordance with the Constitution, re-establish the Parliament and give itself to a government to do the work of the people and meet their needs.”, He insisted.

World with AFP