Tunisian Ennahda Movement President Rached Ghannouchi confirmed yesterday that his party fears no accountability, adding that ten months have been spent “searching for evidence to convict Ennahda” but so far it has “failed “.
Ghannouchi said his party is not afraid of accountability: “They say we want accountability… Okay, go ahead and hold us accountable… Now that you’ve spent ten months, go ahead and hold us accountable.” “
In a statement released yesterday, Home Secretary Taoufik Charfeddine said: “A large number of numbers [he did not name them] appear to be patriotic, political and party leaders, but they plundered public funds and acted on behalf of Tunisia.”
Tunisia has faced a political crisis after President Kais Saied cited Article 80 of the constitution to sack Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi, freeze parliament’s work for 30 days, lift ministerial immunity and make himself head of executive authority pending formation appoint a new government.
This comes after violent protests erupted in several Tunisian cities criticizing the government’s handling of the economy and the coronavirus. Demonstrators had called for the dissolution of parliament.
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