A major Tunisian Union has called for early elections. Recently Tunisia has been experiencing a major political crisis as the country’s President attempts to seize all power and reverse the gains of the Arab Spring. These elections may appear as a timely remedy. This article by Tarek Amara is published by Reuters. Here is an excerpt:
Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called for early elections on Saturday, saying it was concerned for the country’s democratic gains because of the president’s reluctance to announce a roadmap for political reforms.
UGTT leader Noureddine Taboubi’s comments, in a speech to thousands of his supporters, put more pressure on President Kais Saied, more than four months after he seized all political powers.
“We supported July 25 because it was an opportunity to save the country and implement reforms … but we have become afraid for Tunisians’ democratic gains because of the excessive reluctance to announce a roadmap”, Taboubi said.
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