20 December 2012

Tunisia: PM Jebali - State Is Sole Guarantor of All Liberties

Bardo — Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, on Thursday during Government's Declaration of 2013 State Budget Bill before the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), called for the need to reach a national consensus that rests on the following conditions and principles:

Preserving the Executive apparatus against electoral maneuvering.

The State is the sole guarantor of liberties to all Tunisians, parties, organisations and associations, The point is to prevent the formation of militias, organisations or committees that advocate violence in speech and practice.

Commitment of all sides to banning violence under all its forms, be it ideological, political or social (blocking roads, sit-ins, preventing work and good operation of firms, violent protests, attacks on sovereignty institutions, organised crime).

Identifying terrorist threats in the region.

Rejecting ideological schisms and bipolarisation that undermine social unity and cohesion, as well as consensus around the national Arab-Muslim identity and the moderate and open social model.

Repudiating regionalism and tribal conflicts.

Guaranteeing the Administration's neutrality.

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