Tunisia: ‘Current Government Ready to Cede Place to Another to Pilot Next Elections’ – B’hiri
Tunis — “The current government is ready to cede place to another whose mission is to pilot the next elections,” Minister-Adviser to the Prime Minister Noureddine B’hiri asserted on Wednesday.
Power handover will take place after the adoption of the Constitution by the National Constituent Assembly, creation of the Independent High Authority of the Elections and working out of the electoral law, he specified at a news conference at the end of a Cabinet meeting.
“The current government will continue its work to discharge its duty towards Tunisians and achieve its programmes aimed to re-establish security, defend the country against terrorism, preserve the Tunisian citizen’s buying power and boost economy,” he assured. “
During this meeting, Prime Minister Ali Larayedh reasserted the government’s adherence to dialogue between political protagonists, in order to lay down a platform favourable for transition to a new political stage,” he reported.
“Mr. Larayedh specified that this dialogue soul be organised without conditions or restrictions,” he added.
Besides, Mr. B’hiri rejected accusations by some political parties against the government and Ennahdha Movement, seeking through the recent appointments to control the State machinery and falsify the next elections.
“The last appointments were carried out on the basis of competence and any person that questions the competence or integrity of new officials could appeal to courts against the government’s decisions,” he pointed out.
In another connection, he refuted the information relayed about the appointment of a member of the Ennahdha Shura Council Hamza Hamza on head of the Civil Aviation and Airports Board and the project of setting an American military basis in Remada (South of Tunisia). “These rumours are aimed to compromise the State’s stability,” he said.