21 December 2012

Tunisia: Tozeur - Marzouki Meets With Civil Society Delegates

Tozeur — Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki called, at a meeting on Thursday with the delegates of the civil society, for holding parliamentary elections next June and presidential elections next September.

He also held the National Constituent Assembly and political parties responsible for the delay in drafting and approving the constitution, saying that the Tunisian people are looking forward to ending the transitional period as soon as possible to fulfill the revolution objectives, including chiefly comprehensive development, employment and liberty.

The President urged citizens in poor regions to avoid anarchy while acknowledging the importance and legitimacy of their claims, saying that the reluctance of investors could worsen the issue of unemployment and feed social tensions.

The civil society delegates briefed in turn the President about the local citizens' concerns in all fields, expressing their discontent about the marginalisation and poverty their region has been suffering from for decades.

Some of them attacked local MPs saying that they are more concerned over their interests and those of their parties to the detriment of the region.

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