14 February 2013

Tunisia: Mekki - Ennahdha Discusses Jebali's Proposal 'Out of National Interest'

Tunis — Abdellatif Mekki, Ennahdha movement political bureau member and Health Minister said that his party discusses the proposal of interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, "out of national, strategic and revolution interest."

Mekki specified in a statement to TAP news agency that the Ennahdha movement understands the initiative of the Party's Secretary-General, stressing the need for the country to dispose of a government in the coming days.

The situation requires a coalition government made up of political experts to set the political line in all fields, notably, reforms and fight against corruption, as well as technical experts pledged to achieve success of the revolution according to Mekki.

The present government is made up of experts presented by the parties and experts having personal political commitment, he said, calling to preserve this "model".

Mekki said that discussions take place within the movement with its partners from the Congress of the Republic, the Wafa movement and the Group for Freedom and Dignity as well as some independent National Constituent Assembly (NCA) members.

Consultations with Ettakatol to bring views closer "reach a very advanced phase," he said.

"We maintain our position for a national coalition government gathering political experts and technicians committed in favour of the Revolution," Mekki said.

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