21 February 2013

Tunisia: Ennahdha Shura Council to Meet in Case No Prime Ministry Candidate Announced On Thursday - Jaziri

Tunis — The Shura Council of Ennahdha party will hold Thursday an emergency meeting to take a decision about who will be its candidate for the Prime Ministry in case no one is proposed on Thursday for this post, said Ennahdha leading member Houcine Jaziri.

"The party has not made a decision yet about its candidate," he told TAP news agency, adding that the names circulating in the media remain prospective PMs just as the top leaders within the party.

Houcine Jaziri said in this context that Hamadi Jebali is still part of the candidates suggested by Ennahdha to head the government, affirming that the choice of the candidate does not depend on people but rather on policies that might meet the claims of the present situation.

The resort to the Shura Council, he stated, is dictated by the need to choose a candidate, adding that "the country cannot afford to waste more time and is in need of a new government as quickly as possible".

Copyright © 2013 Tunis Afrique Presse. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.