21 February 2013

Tunisia: 'Consultations On New Cabinet Have Taken an Indecisive Turn' - Hamma Hammami

Carthage — "Consultations on the new cabinet have taken an indecisive turn because they focused on the form rather than the content" said on Thursday Popular Front Official Spokesman Hamma Hammami.

At the end of his meeting with Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, he reckoned it is essential, at the present time, to discuss an agenda or a general policy to overcome the crisis shaking the country and settle citizens' problems, including unemployment, high living costs and violence.

He called in this context for holding a national salvation congress which would focus on the country's current political crisis and means to form a government to run the current affairs.

"There are apolitical experts in Tunisia capable to manage the current stage" he said, adding that "the Popular Front does not intend to be part of a coalition government".

The months lost on discussing the cabinet reshuffle and all the time wasted since the assassination of opposition leader Chokri Belaid could have been saved through convening a national salvation congress.

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