21 February 2013

Tunisia: 'Ettakatol Supports Jebali As Prime Minister Candidate' - Riahi

Opposition parties want the government to dissolve and the country to hold new elections. VOA's Henry Ridgwell reports from Tunis. ( Resource: Assassination Shakes Tunisia Democracy

Tunis — Member of Ettakatol Party politburo Mouldi Riahi affirmed Thursday that his party supported Hamadi Jebali as candidate for Prime Minister.

"Our Party supports Hamadi Jebali as candidate for Prime Minister in view of the favourable echo found by his initiative among the political communicty and the civil society" he said at the end of a meeting with Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki.

Mr. Riahi, who was escorted by a three members of Ettakatol, went on saying that his party advocated to extend the ruling coalition through new parties, parliamentary groups and experts.

"In view of the current situation, he added, all parties are urged today to avoid political frictions and place The country's interest above any partisan consideration".

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