2 January 2013

Tunisia: Troïka Continues Consultations On Cabinet Reshuffle

Tunis — The High Co-ordination Committee of the coalition's three parties in power which met, on Tuesday, continued consultations on the scheduled cabinet reshuffle Mr. Mouldi Riahi member of the Coordination (Ettakatol) said on Wednesday.

"The announcement of the reshuffle is due for mid-January, possibly, on the eve of the celebration of the second anniversary of the Revolution," he went on saying in a statement to TAP news agency, specifying that Tuesday's meeting provided the occasion to review the contacts made with some political formations to enlarge the coalition.

He expressed the existence of an agreement on broadening the coalition and on the need to open to the skills of the coalition in power as well as the opposition.

The consultation led concern the Republic Party, the Wafa Movement led by Abderraouf Ayadi and the Democratic Coalition co-ordinated by Mohamed Hamdi, he specified.

The consultations will be enlarged to other parties including the Tunisian Labour Party (PTT) and the Dignity and Democracy Group in the National Constituent Assembly (NCA), he went on saying.

The Troika High Co-ordination Committee will also meet on Thursday to carry on consultations, he announced, ensuring that "all the issues related to the reshuffle, including the Sovereign Ministries will be discussed."

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