15 January 2014

Tunisia: National Dialogue - No Consensus Reached, Session Adjourned

Bardo — An already belated session of National Dialogue was adjourned, on Wednesday afternoon, half an hour after it commenced for lack of consensus among participating parties, Deputy Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) Bouali Mbarki said.

The Quartet will meet President of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Mustapha Ben Jaafar in an attempt to come to compromises regarding disputed articles in the charter, Mbarki pointed out.

For his part, representative of Ennahdha Zied Ladhari accused opposition parties of seeking to "put hurdles in the way of the constituent process and persisting in discussing again the compromises reached by the Consensus Committee."

"It is Ennahdha which is getting in the way of the constituent process by insisting on securing the adoption of the proposed amendment of Article 103," representative of the Popular Front Mongi Rahoui highlighted.

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