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It was expected that Prime Minister-designate Elias Fakhfakh announced the formation of the new Tunisian government on Friday, but he postponed it to Saturday for “further consultation”. For its part, Al-Nahda Movement, the party that won the largest number of seats in parliament, said that “the government that Elias Al-Fakhfakh has proposed cannot win the confidence of Al-Nahda.”
The Presidency of the Republic announced on Friday that the Prime Minister-designate Elias traps He announced the postponement of his government’s lineup to Saturday for “further consultation”.
The presidential statement included that the traps met with President Qais Saeed and stated that “in the interest of completing the path of forming the government in the best conditions, it was decided to postpone the announcement of the composition until tomorrow at 6:00 pm (17:00 GMT), for further consultation and scrutiny of some issues related to the government.” Upcoming. “
The traps were to meet President Saeed on Friday, hand him over to his cabinet, and announce it to reporters.
On Friday morning, the Renaissance Movement (54 out of 217 seats in Parliament) criticized the names nominated by the traps and called on them to form a national unity government that includes all the parties represented in Parliament.
“The government proposed by Elias El-Fakhfakh cannot have the confidence of El-Nahda Movement … It does not have the chances of success and continuity. We recommend Elias El Fakhfakh not to hurry,” Abdel-Karim El-Harouni, head of the Renaissance Council, told a press conference. And she explained her decision that “the traps decided to neutralize the ministries of sovereignty, but when we checked, we found that the assigned personalities are not all neutral.”
Al-Fakhfakh excluded from his consultations both the second party in terms of the arrangement of the parliamentary blocs “The Heart of Tunisia” (38 deputies) and the “Free Constitutional Party” (17 deputies) anti-Islamists and explained his decision to “not in the path of the people and the path of what the people demand.”
On January 21, the Tunisian president appointed former Finance Minister Elias Fakhfakh (47 years) as prime minister and instructed him to form within a month a government that enjoys the confidence of a deeply divided parliament, a task in which its predecessor, Habib El Gamli, candidate of the Islamist-oriented Ennahda party, failed.
The parliamentary elections that took place last October resulted in a parliament with a divided bloc without a party being able to win a majority. This had direct repercussions in the parliament and the depth of the political interactions inside it, according to observers.
In the event that the Pvt. Government does not gain the confidence of Parliament, the President of the country can dissolve Parliament and call for early parliamentary elections, as approved by the 2014 Tunisian Constitution in Chapter 89. In order to gain confidence, the government must obtain the votes of 109 deputies out of 217 who make up the People’s Assembly.
Since the 2011 revolution, the country has not been able to overcome economic pressures, and the political class has focused more attention on securing a democratic political transition, while social reforms have been postponed with the escalation of living demands in addition to directing external loans to consumption and paying government sector salaries instead of allocating them to investment.