Bardo — Consultations on the choice of the future prime minister have been postponed for 36 hours, announced Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union Houcine Abassi.
The national dialogue session, which continued until late on Saturday night "has not yielded an agreement on the name of the future PM," he indicated.
It was agreed to grant a 36-hour deadline to reach consensus around Ahmed Mestiri, Mohamed Ennaceur or another personality.
Abassi added that this postponement should not have an impact on the timing of the roadmap set at three weeks for the resignation of the government or on the ensuing commitments, particularly the government process.
The four candidates still approached for the post of PM are Ahmed Mestiri, Mohamed Ennaceur, Mustapha Kamel Nabli and Jalloul Ayed.
Former minister under Bourguiba and nationalist activist, Ahmed Mestiri is the favourite candidate of Ennahdha.
Abassi had indicated last Monday in a TV interview that the name of the prime minister would be revealed on Saturday (November 2), in accordance with the timetable set by the roadmap.