Tunisia: Presidency of Republic "Concerned" Over Lack of Consensus About Next PM

Carthage — The Presidency of the Republic expressed on Friday deep concern over the lack of consensus about the next Premier after two months of heated debates and endless consultations.

This status quo signals a dealock in the constitutent process and slowness in finalising the constitution and setting a date for elections, which are the three urgent claims of the Tunisian people, Director of the President's Office and Spokesman for the Presidency Adnène Mansar said in a statement.

This will undermine Tunisia's image and more particularly its economic interests, not to mention its direct impact on the life of many citizens whose situation can only get better through stability and investment, Mansar explained.

The statement urged all political stakeholders to end the dialogue, saying its overstretching process tarnishes the credibility of all politicians.

It also called on them to reach urgent consensus or craft, as part of the provisional organisation of public authorities, other processes which are likely to steer the country out of the stalemate and put its interests above any other considerations.

The Presidency of the Republic reminded of the support it lends to efforts of securing the success of the dialogue, through trying to seek a solution, as soon as possible, to shield the country against political upheavals.

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