Saied Extends Parliament Suspension and Lifts MPs Immunity
Tunisian President Kais Saied issues a presidential order extending the suspension of Parliament and the lifting of parliamentary immunity until further notice.
Tunisian President Kais Saied issued a presidential order extending the suspension of Parliament and the lifting of parliamentary immunity until further notice. This move coincided with a security deployment in the vicinity of Parliament in the center of the Tunisian capital.
In addition, the head of the Free Destourian Party (Free Constitutional Party) Abir Moussi announced that ten deputies from her bloc were summoned for investigation by the National Guard.
Moussi said that Parliament Speaker Rashid Ghannouchi filed a lawsuit against her bloc's deputies after they protested against an approved agreement between the government and the Qatar Fund for Development.
For his part, a member of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People of Tunisia, Lassaad Hajlawi, confirmed to Al Mayadeen that the responsibility for the current situation in Tunisia is divided between “Ennahda” (who bears most of it) and its partners in power.
He added that reaching a better situation in Tunisia is linked to the President’s awaited map.
In the same context, Muhammad Al-Qumani, the head of the Tunisian Ennahda Movement’s Political Crisis Management Committee, said yesterday, Monday, that the Movement “received angry messages from the general public, and the youth, and extracted mistakes from the post-2011 process and subsequent crises, leading to the intervention of the President of the Republic on July 25.”
“But unfortunately the crisis has not yet been resolved,” he added.
On its part, the “Ennahda” Movement denounced the conspiracies undermining Tunisia’s security and the President's personal security. The Movement issued a statement in which it called on the State's security services and judicial body to probe into the matter to expose those involved in the said conspiracies. Ennahda Movement also warned against internal and foreign plots that aim to undermine the country's stability.
The Movement also indicated that the unconstitutional decisions and procedures announced on July 25 and thereafter are 'exceptional,' noting that overcoming them requires everyone's cooperation.