9 January 2013

Tunisia: President Marzouki Receives Leaders of Political Parties to Reach National Consensus - Mnasser

Tunis — Official Spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic Adnen Mnasser announced that Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki will hold on Wednesday and Thursday a series of talks with several leaders of political parties in order to reach a national consensus and endeavour to ease the work of the Government and the National Constituent Assembly.

In a statement to TAP news agency, Mnasser said that the President of the Republic is expected to meet Wednesday with Maya Jribi and Néjib Chebbi of the Republican Party, Rached Ghannouchi, Leader of Ennahdha, Mohamed Abbou, Secretary General of the Congress for the Republic, Béji Caid Essebsi, Leader of Nida Tounès, and Mohamed Jegham, Leader of the National Alliance.

The meetings will go on Thursday with Ahmed Brahim, Leader of Al Massar, Hamma Hammami, Leader of the Workers' Party and Spokesman for the Popular Front, as well as other political figures.

These talks are held concomitantly with those within the ruling coalition on a cabinet reshuffle and enlargement, in addition to the launching of an initiative of national dialogue on the next elections.

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