Tunisia: Ben Jaafar Addresses Tunisian People, Wednesday Evening
Bardo — National Constituent Assembly (NCA) President Mustapha Ben Jaafar will address the Tunisian people, on Wednesday evening, on the “Al Wataniya 1″ TV channel after the news, the spokesman for the NCA Presidency says.
Ben Jaafar released, on Monday, a statement in which he reasserts that the decision to suspend NCA works, August 6, had been made “in the national interest” and “to contribute to provide propitious conditions for a real dialogue between the protagonists.”
He had also thanked the deputies “for their patience and understanding.”
Some 105 NCA non-dissident deputies sent to Ben Jaafar, a formal notice which they described as “final”, calling him to re-consider this decision and resume works within 48 hours.
In a note handed over to media representatives, these deputies had asked Mr. Ben Jaafar to convene a plenary session for this Friday, and relaunch works of the commissions, threatening to proclaim themselves resumption of works and decide to hold a plenary session.