Bouden: Government's Priority Is Economy
Tunisian PM-designate Najla Bouden says the government will include capable women and youth.
Tunisian PM-designate Najla Bouden said that the government will comprise women and youth capable of making a difference in these tough times the country is going through.
Bouden tweeted that the priority of the government is to improve the economy, people's livelihoods, and healthcare and to limit unemployment.
الحكومة ستتكون من كفاءات نسائية وشباب قادر على إحداث الفارق في هذه الفترة العصيبة التي تمر بها البلاد. أولويتنا النهوض بالاقتصاد وتحسين الأوضاع المعيشية والصحية والحد من البطالة.— Najla Bouden | نجلاء بودن (@NajlaBoudan) October 1, 2021
On his part, the Secretary-General of the Tunisian General Labor Union Noureddine Taboubi stated that Bouden's designation sends an important message to inside Tunisia, even more so to the outside.
Taboubi added that Tunisia has always been the vanguard of women's rights and openness, stressing the importance of the image that will be cemented vis-à-vis the Prime Minister.
Ghannouchi: The situation requires vigilance and wisdom
Ghannouchi said that October 1 marks the first day of the third year of Parliament's 5-year term (2019-2024), during which Parliament faces exceptional measures, an unprecedented constitutional status, and difficult economic and social challenges that demand all Tunisians to deal with the situation with vigilance and wisdom.
He also considered presidential decree 117, which was enacted on September 22nd, a true suspension of Tunisia's constitution, a seizure of Parliament's authority, and a terrifying aggregation of power in the hands of one individual.
Ennahda: Bouden's designation will deepen the crisis
Tunisia's Ennahda Movement condemned what they called the Tunisian President's autocracy and his persistence in working outside the confines of the constitution after his decision to designate Najla Bouden as Prime Minister.
The Movement warned in a statement that the designation of someone as prime minister by way of a presidential order and without abiding by the constitutional measures is unconstitutional and will deepen the country's social and economic crisis, rather than resolving it.