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.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Tunis Afrique Presse. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.