11 February 2013

Tunisia: Ennahdha in Favour of Consensual, Political Experts' Government

Tunis — Ennahdha movement will discuss with other parties the formation of a consensual government made up of political experts, Riadh Chaibi, the party's Political Bureau member told TAP Monday.

Chaibi added that his party has rejected the proposal of Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali to form a mini government of technocrats, offering the formation of a government of political experts.

The movement is currently leading consultations with its partners of the ruling coalition (Congress for the Republic and Ettakatol), he said.

Chaibi added that Ennahdha will expand consultations to other parties open to dialogue, specifying that the decision of CPR to freeze the resignation of its ministers for a week was taken in the light of these discussions.

As to Foreign Affairs and Justice Portfolios, Chaibi said that all questions are now negotiable to reach a consensual solution.

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