Tunis — Members of the People's Petition for Freedom, Justice and Development, aka Al-Aridha party, within the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), called Tuesday on NCA members to vote massively for the withdrawal of confidence in the interim government.
The aim, they explained, is to help form a neutral government made up of technocrats to lead the country to the next elections.
They also cautioned against amplifying the disputes between the components of the governing tripartite coalition on the different prerogatives.
During a meeting with the press, they also denounced the censorship suffered by Al-Aridha in media, threatening to stage a hunger strike and organise sit-ins if that censorship goes on.
In another connection, they proposed to set up an investigation committee within the NCA to verify the accuracy of the statements made by the Finance Minister on one of TV channels, according to which the extradition of former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi was part of a deal between the Tunisians and the Libyans, specifying that the deal in question includes Libya's granting of a financial donation to the interim government.
Besides, Al-Aridha NCA member Skander Bouallegui pointed to "the malfunctioning of the Tunisian foreign policy."
He denounced, in this connection, the decision to permit entry on the Tunisian territory to Maghreb citizens on a simple presentation of their identity cards, arguing that such a decision is thoughtless and hasty, as much as it does not take into account the political, social, security and economic conditions in Tunisia and the other Maghreb countries.