9 February 2013

Tunisia: Demonstration in Tunis - Leaders of Ennahdha Call for Protection of Electoral Legitimacy

Tunis — Leaders of Ennahdha Movement called for protection of the electoral legitimacy, at a demonstration staged Saturday in Habib Bourguiba Avenue, Tunis.

Lotfi Zitoun, Walid Bennani, Ameur Larayedh, Habib Ellouz and Abdelkrim Harouni among others underscored that "the Movement will be uncompromising with those who challenge legitimacy and seek to create a political vacuum," adding that foreign sides are trying to interfere in home affairs and abort the Revolution.

They also exhorted Ennahdha supporters to contribute to preserving stability in the country so as to make peace prevail and ensure the success of democratic transition.

In this same vein, they called for the protection of legitimacy, underlining that the reform process will go on.

The success of Tunisians, the speakers agreed, depends on their unity and solidarity in spite of the divergence of their viewpoints. The point today, they highlighted, is to protect the Revolution.

The popular mobilisation in favour of Ennahdha and the legitimacy, they affirmed, will continue, adding that a new demonstration is scheduled for next Friday.

Ennahdha supporters who gathered in large numbers on Saturday afternoon in front of the Municipal Theatre, in Tunis, marched peacefully to the January 14 Square, chanting slogans against bigwigs of the deposed regime who, according to them, "poison" the situation in the country and foreign interference (of France) in domestic affairs.

Besides, they criticised several parties including Nidaa Tounes and called for passing the law on immunisation of the Revolution.

Speakers also accused media of "contributing to fuelling tension" as they put it.

Security forces were heavily deployed along the Habib Bourguiba Avenue.

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