12 June 2014

Tunisia: National Dialogue to Resume Friday

Tunis — Parties taking part in national dialogue gathering, on Wednesday until late at night, decided to resume, Friday June 13, their works, failing to reach a compromise on the priority order in the presidential and legislative elections.

After a marathon session, the concurrency or no of the two elections which is an issue that had been decided since May 30, was raised again, Bar President Fadhel Mahfoudh said to the media at the end of Wednesday's plenary session, specifying that the parties decided to reach a compromise on the issue, Friday 13, after a meeting marked by a fluctuation of positions.

Some parties, including Afek Tounes, announced that they will boycott Friday's session as a protest against what they described as "a waste of time."

According to UGTT Deputy Secretary-General Samir cheffi, this issue will be decided upon within a week at the latest, pending the start of the voter's registration, June 23.

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