Tunisia: Marzouki Says Not Concerned By Any Decision From 'Illegitimate' Authorities

Tunis/Tunisia — In reaction to the decision to withdraw his diplomatic passport, former President Moncef Marzouki said Thursday evening he is not concerned by any decision from "illegitimate" Tunisian authorities, referring to the Presidency of the Republic and the Prime Ministry.

Addressing the public opinion, Marzouki affirmed that he recognises neither President Kais Saied as "a legitimate president, nor the current government, because it did not receive Parliament's confidence."

Speaking Thursday at the opening of the first Cabinet meeting of Najla Bouden's government, Saied stressed that "anyone who plots against Tunisia abroad must be charged with conspiracy against internal and external state security.

"Tunisia is a free and independent state and it is out of question to interfere in its affairs," he added in a video posted by the Presidency.

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