13 December 2013

Tunisia: Consultations On Future PM Continue

Tunis — A consultation meeting is being held between the Quartet, sponsor of national dialogue, and seven political parties' leaders and representatives to propose a personality to the post of Prime Minister.

Following Mustapha Filali's refusal of the position, another candidate should be proposed, said Mouldi Jendoubi, Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT).

For Mohamed Hamdi (Democratic Alliance), consultations have recorded disturbances but not a deadlock. They are ultimate attempts to come out of the current crisis before the cut-off date for national dialogue set for Saturday.

Mr. Zouheir Hamdi (the Popular Front) said that other names will be discussed in order to reach a solution and avoid the failure of national dialogue.

For his part, Mouldi Riahi (Ettakatol) stressed the need to forge ahead on the path of dialogue and find a consensual solution.

The meeting gathers representatives from the quartet, the Democratic Alliance, Ettakatol, Al-Joumhouri, the Popular Front, Al-Massar, Ennahdha and Nidaa Tounes.

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