4 December 2012

Tunisia: Ruling Coalition to Discuss President Marzouki's Suggestions About Cabinet Reshuffle, Says Daïmi

Tunis — The ruling coalition will discuss, at its next meeting, the suggestions of Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki about a reshuffle of the cabinet aimed to reduce it, affirmed on Tuesday Imed Daimi, principal private secretary of the President.

President Marzouki had indeed called for "a mini-cabinet of experts" in his address to the nation last Friday.

Answering journalists' questions after a conference debate held by the Presidency on illegal enrichment in Tunisia, Mr. Daïmi reckoned that "the declarations about a possible withdrawal of confidence from Mr. Marzouki represent an impulsive and thoughtless reaction at political and media levels ".

The Presidency of the Republic believes that if the country's interest required that Mr. Marzouki should leave, he will resign and not wait to be dismissed by any party, he added.

The address of the President, Mr. Daïmi also declared, has "fulfilled its objectives since it managed to ease tensions in the regions," stressing that dialogue within the political scene and the ruling troïka "is more peaceful and serious ".

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