Tunisian news sources reported that the president of the country has lifted the immunity of members of parliament for a month. Meanwhile, the speaker of parliament and the Ennahda movement called for a national dialogue in Tunisia.
According to News i, quoting the website of Russia Today, Tunisian President Qais Saeed issued a decree suspending the powers of the parliament and revoking the immunity of its members for a month.
According to this decree, the period of suspension of the powers of the parliament and revocation of the immunity of its members may be extended.
“All Tunisians should be assured of the protection of their rights and freedoms and know that I have the greatest desire in this field,” Qais Saeed said in a statement.
“The Tunisian government is not a puppet of expensive lobbyists and corrupt people,” he said. Tunisia is beyond everyone’s interests and there is no opportunity to play with the country’s interests or disintegrate it from within.
The Tunisian president also stressed: “I am strongly committed to enforcing the law and protecting rights and freedoms.”
Meanwhile, Rashid al-Ghannouchi, the speaker of the Tunisian parliament and the head of the Ennahda movement, said in response to the suspension of the parliament and the deprivation of immunity of its members for a month by Qais Saeed: National negotiations must take place to form a government.
He stressed that the Ennahda party is preparing to make any concessions for the return of democracy to Tunisia. If there is no agreement on the formation of a future government, we call on the people to defend democracy.
Al-Ghannouchi continued: “Tens of thousands of supporters of the Ennahda movement had prepared to move to the capital, but I asked them to give up.” I am optimistic about the future of democracy in Tunisia and the coup will fail.
The Tunisian president ousted the government in recent days on the pretext of failing to contain Corona.