Tunisia : a mandarin-in the Kasbah - The Point

Tunisia goes from surprise to surprise. Since the parliamentary elections of October 6, 2019, the young democracy is in desperate search of a providential man t

Tunisia : a mandarin-in the Kasbah - The Point

Tunisia goes from surprise to surprise. Since the parliamentary elections of October 6, 2019, the young democracy is in desperate search of a providential man to lead the country. In ten months, Hichem Mechichi is the third head of the government designated to form a ministerial team able to gain the confidence of the Assembly. He succeeds Habib Jemli, moved by the members, and Elyes Fakhfakh, resigned following a suspicion of a conflict of interest. Chosen by Kaïs Saïed, the president of the Republic, Mechichi rose to prominence. At the age of 46, little is known of him, apart from the CV provided by the presidency. He became the first cop to Tunisia in march last, appointed minister of the Interior. He was a career civil servant, he has been chief minister five times since the revolution, it is mandarin. He completed his internship in Corrèze.

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A choice apolitical

In the mire of the current political situation, this choice bears the signature of Kaïs Saïed. Who has deliberately ignored the party candidates. They had been invited to submit, in writing (the trust is not a core value these days), the name of their foals. The little game of the grocery parliamentary, two characters were seen as favorites. Fadhel Abdelkefi and Khayyam Turki, both men of business, whose profiles had been submitted by the islamist party Ennahda and Qalb Tunes. Profiles focus on the economy, the weak point of the country since the revolution. Sweeping the favourites of the parties, Kaïs Saïed sends a message. It refers to a quasi-unknown to the general public, not a beldi (the notables of Tunis), a non-partisan, liable to any of the branch policy. "It passes or it breaks ", it was explained yesterday evening.

Mechichi has the advantages of its disadvantages. This stature apolitical is an asset to the public exhausted by the games politicians. But does he have the political sense to form a government able to obtain the 109 votes needed in Parliament ? With which parties can it work ? He has thirty days last carat to get the trust of the members. It will leave the 7 avenue Bourguiba, Tunis, the headquarters of the ministry of the Interior, to the small palace of Dar Dhiafa in Carthage, where manufacture all the governments. The talk will begin so that a motion of no confidence aimed Rached Ghannouchi, the president of the Assembly, will be submitted to a vote on July 30. What to free-ride on the training of the team Mechichi. If he fails to build a coalition, the president of the Republic may dissolve the Assembly. Ten months after having voted, the Tunisians are still looking for a chairman of a stable government. The economic and social situation was not good prior to the crisis Covid (inflation 6 %, unemployment at 15.5 %, deficits are abyssal of public enterprises...). The tourist season, 14% of the GDP, is not at the rendezvous. The back will be social. Mechichi will there be a minesweeper desired ? Reply before the 26th of August.

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Updated Date: 26 July 2020, 03:33

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