18 April 2014

Tunisia: Marzouki Announces Reduction in President of Republic's Wage to One Third

Carthage — President Moncef Marzouki announced the reduction in the President of the Republic's legal wage to one third, saying that he "gave instructions to reduce the Presidency of the Republic's expenses as much as possible."

Attending, Friday, a ceremony marking the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the Interior Security Forces, Mr. Marzouki asserted support to Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa's call to launch a national underwriting through which Tunisians will express their will to help themselves and in which businessmen will take part in a clear way.

He specified that the Presidency of the Republic had started in co-ordination with the Prime Ministry a set of diplomatic actions to find solutions imposed by reality, even provisional.

"The real solution to come out of the crisis should primarily be from the inside, providing for the unity of all sides, their cohesion and will to work and sacrifice," President Marzouki pointed out.

"Poor and middle-class categories should not assume the large share of required sacrifices," he specified.

The ceremony was attended by National Constituent Assembly President Mustapha Ben Jaafar and Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa.

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