20 February 2013

Tunisia: Ghannouchi - Agreement On Line Up of Next Government by End of the Week

Carthage — The present situation of the country requires a government of coalition with a large participation of parties and experts, Ennahdha movement president Rached Ghannouchi said after the meeting he had, Wednesday afternoon in Carthage palace, with caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki.

"We agree that this government should be formed in a short period of time not exceeding the end of the week," he added.

He also specified that the Ennahdha movement noted among several parties and political formations, a predisposition to join the next government, indicating that the movement has consulted some political parties, including "Al Joumhouri".

"We are open to all the parties of the Revolution," he asserted.

He added, "we have not yet managed to determine the names of the candidates of the presidency of the government, but we continue the discussions with Hamadi Jebali, in this respect."

Concerning the Ennahdha position as regards the neutrality of the sovereign Ministries, he pointed out that his "movement continues consultation in this connection."

In turn, Ameur Larayedh, president of the political bureau confirmed that the Ennahdha movement is presently continuing discussions with Hamadi Jebali who could, according to him, "figure among the candidates to the Presidency of the next government."

The Ennahdha delegation that have met Moncef Marzouki, is made up of Rached Ghannouchi, Fethi Ayadi, Ameur Larayedh, Sahbi Atig and Abdelhamid Jelassi.

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