9 January 2013

Tunisia: Democratic Coalition Supports President Marzouki's Call for National Dialogue Ahead of Consensus

Carthage — "The Democratic Coalition party supports Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki's call for a national dialogue to reach a consensus on critical issues," said leaders of the party Mohamed Hamdi and Mohamed Goumani.

After his talk, Wednesday, with President Marzouki, general co-ordinator of the Democratic Coalition Mohamed Hamdi told the press the meeting was part of preparations for a national dialogue that will discuss critical issues in the transition phase, particularly the Constitution, the judiciary, the media and a roadmap for the next elections.

Mohamed Goumani expressed hope that the national dialogue will enhance consensus among Tunisians to "move forward on the path of a civil state and democratic institutions," an idea that is strongly supported by the Democratic Coalition," he said.

"National dialogue should not encourage exclusion," underlined the party's leaders.

President Marzouki, Wednesday, held a set of talks with political parties' leaders.

Meetings will continue Thursday to reach a national consensus and facilitate the action of the Government and the National Constituent Assembly, said Adnene Mansar, the official spokesman for the Presidency.

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