9 February 2013

Tunisia: 'CPR to Pull Out Its Ministers Today If National Consensus Government Is Not Formed' (imed Daimi)

Tunis — Congress for the Republic Party (CPR) Assistant Secretary-General Imed Daimi assured on Saturday that his party decided to pull out "by the end of the day" its ministers from the Government if "a national consensus government is not formed."

"CPR opposes the appointment of a government without consulting the National Constituent Assembly (NCA)," Mr. Daimi explained to TAP news agency on Saturday morning expressing total rejection of the Prime Minister's decision to form a government of technocrats.

"Our party will carry on its efforts to reach a consensus on a national government supported by competences and headed by Mr. Hamadi Jebali, to preserve the country's political stability," he said.

CPR gave last February 2, a one-week ultimatum before pulling out its ministers from the Government if the document on the creation, within the Prime Ministry, of a committee made up of the ruling Troika and tasked with conducting consultations on major political and economic decisions, is not signed.

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