Tunisia: Marzouki Confers With Political Leaders

Carthage — Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki had, on Friday in the Carthage palace, a series of talks with political leaders.

They are President of Ennahdha party Rached Ghannouchi, President of the High Political Committee of Al-Joumhouri party Ahmed Nejib Chebbi, and President of the parliamentary group Mouldi Riahi.

These meetings turned on the completion of the transition process and the organisation of the elections in due time, a statement of the Presidency of the Republic said.

The talk with Rached Ghannouchi also turned on the general situation in the country in addition to the electoral law, adopted on Thursday by the National Constituent Assembly (NCA).

"The meeting with President Marzouki is part of the consultations committed by Ennahdha party with the Presidency of the Republic," Ghannouchi said, cited by the same source.

The talk with Ahmed Nejib Chebbi turned on the present political situation and the imperative to organise presidential and legislative elections before the end of the year as well as the finalisation of the roadmap.

During his talk with the President of the Republic Mouldi Riahi said he had perceived in President Marzouki the readiness to achieve success of what remains of the transitional phase, "a will shared by the three presidencies," he said.

The talk also turned on several files pertaining to the completion of the transition phase and the need to examine them in the national dialogue sessions, including in particular, the organisation of elections, the issue of simultaneity and separation of the legislative and presidential elections.

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