President of Tunisia rejects calling elections in 3 months | News

Tunisian President Kais Saied said during a meeting with Prime Minister Najla Boden on Thursday night that parliamentary elections will not take place after 3 months since the local parliament was dissolved, a presidential Facebook post confirmed on Friday.

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Saeed expressed his astonishment at the speech on the need to hold parliamentary elections within 3 months after the announcement of the dissolution of the Assembly of People’s Representatives and, when presenting the results of the electronic consultation on constitutional and legal reforms.

Article 89 of the Tunisian Constitution establishes that if the House of Representatives is dissolved, legislative elections must be held within a period of not less than 45 days and a maximum of 90 days.

The Tunisian president also stressed that the dialogue will not be with those who wanted to overthrow the state, those who plundered its resources and those who resort to violence and divide the people, he said.

The United Nations expressed concern over Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve parliament, while the Ennahda movement and other political forces denounced the decision as a violation of the constitution, amid growing calls for early elections.

In New York, Farhan Haq, spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, expressed the organization’s concern over Tunisian President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve parliament, calling on all parties to refrain from any action that would lead to further tension. politics.

Saeed reiterated on Thursday that the approval by parliament, during the plenary session held on Wednesday, of a law that cancels the exceptional measures announced by the president on July 25, was a failed coup attempt and a conspiracy against him, the state and a desperate attempt to undermine their unity.



The Tunisian president announced on Wednesday, the dissolution of Parliament, which has been frozen for more than 8 months, based on Chapter 72 of the Constitution, and justified it by preserving the State and its institutions, accusing the deputies who met to cancel exceptional measures of conspiracy against the State.

Saeed’s decision to dissolve parliament came after a meeting of parliamentarians held remotely, in which 116 of the total 217 deputies voted in favor of canceling the exceptional presidential decrees that grant the president almost absolute powers, the main one of which is the presidential order.