" If Ennahda party disappears from the political life, this is not so serious. "Signed to an opponent of the islamist party, or even a éradicateur, the sentence wouldn't surprise. Pronounced in 2019 by Lotfi Zitoun, a member of the advisory council and ex-political advisor to the president of the movement for three years and a half, it said a lot about the crisis in the party, the islamists spreading rarely their conflicts on the public square. Forty-eight hours after his remarks, Zitoun was laying down on the list of government Fakhfakh to become minister of local Affairs.
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The wind of the cannonball blows in Parliament
on The 30th of July, 133 deputies out of 217 visited the palace of the Bardo to take part in a voting unprecedented since the establishment of democracy. A motion of no confidence against the president of the Assembly of the representatives of the people, the second person of the State, had been filed. Rached Ghannouchi does not assist to the meeting. It was presented for the first time in its existence to an election in the cosy constituency of Tunis-1, "where a goat with a sign that Ennahda would be elected in an armchair," according to the about one of his opponents. As soon as elected mp last October, he had conquered the presidency of the perch tunisian. His management of the house, parliamentary received its flood of criticism. "Opacity ", " advisors to the absolute powers ", "inability to keep the house" : the near-octogenarian was shown to critics in an ARP balkanized, paralyzed by the attitude of the populist parties entered within the favor of the last election. The president of the Republic, Kaïs Saïed, has severely felt the atmosphere there.
The PDL, the Party destourien free, is conducting an open war against Ghannouchi since the beginning of the parliamentary session to the point of having caused the cessation of its activity for several days. Sit-ins, camping in the heart of the chamber, the training, chaired by Abir Moussi – who has never hidden his sympathies for the dictatorship of Ben Ali – practice the "filibustering" with recurrence. The motion required a vote of 109 votes, she garnered only 97 in an atmosphere of hysteria, internal and external very telling of the political climate that reigns in the country. The supporters of Ennahda have qualified the vote as a " renewal of trust in respect of Rached Ghannouchi ". With 54 seats, the islamist party remains the first parliamentary block. It has recently caused the fall of the government of Elyes Fakhfakh in which he participated with six ministers, opening a period of uncertainty while the crisis of the Covid19 is regaining intensity as she seemed to be halted for two months.
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The reputation of a party organized, hard-working
Long regarded as a stabilising factor in the political life of tunisia, Ennahda is no longer. Yet, that was his trump card, in particular to the international. Because the arrival to the controls Tunisia, an islamist party was monitored as the milk on the fire by the chancelleries. Ennahda wanted to reassure her, displaying a picture of a responsible party of government, supporting continuously Youssef Chahed, chief of the government from 2016 to 2020, despite the traps repeated that he was the target. This quadra appointed by Beji Caid Essebsi owed its longevity to its opponents/partners, the islamists. The party, headed by Rached Ghannouchi since 1990, has always projected the image of an entity organized, disciplined, hardworking. To the point that it becomes a cliché. They would be a hundred thousand members. In the last elections, presidential and legislative, they have obtained respectively 434.00 votes (12.9 %) and 561 000 (19,6 %).
figures in free-fall relative to the election of 2011 : 1.5 million votes. In December 2019, Habib Jemli, a member of Ennahda chose to form the government, fails to get the vote of trust of the members. First setback. Since then, the libyan conflict is reflected in the political life of tunisia. The differences in ideological work in Tripoli, Sirte where more to the east, us to Tunis. The hearing on the motion was transmitted live in Qatar (pro-Ennahda), in saudi Arabia and the united arab Emirates (anti-Ennahda). The struggle for the control of the muslim world is spread in the Maghreb. On one side Turkey and Qatar, pro-muslim brotherhood, on the other Uae/Saudis/Egyptians just as conservative, but anti-Brothers. The news agency Turkish Anadolu returned as soon as the announcement of the result : "Rached Ghannouchi re-elected to the head of the Parliament ". The regime of Erdogan is one of its sponsors. Injuries parliamentarians will they be quickly healed ? For the party, the future is in-house. The succession of the Sheikh (" the Wise ") is in the offing. And the young talents of the party, some of whom are distant, lashing out at the management clan of their movement, attempt to make themselves heard. (To follow).
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