The EU calls on all Tunisian officials to respect the constitution and the rule of law


Police officers withhold supporters of the moderate Muslim Nafda, Tunisia’s largest political party, when arriving at the Parliament Building in Tunis, Tunisia on July 26, 2021. (Zoubeir Souissi / Reuters)

Brussels — Monday’s European Union urges all Tunisian political figures to respect the national constitution and avoid violence after the Tunisian president expels the government and freezes parliament with the help of the military did.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission said, “We are closely tracking the latest developments in Tunisia.”

“We call on all Tunisian officials to respect the Constitution, its institutions and the rule of law, and to calmly avoid resorting to violence in order to maintain national stability. I will call you, “she said.

Tunisia is the worst in 10 years of democracy on Monday after President Kais Saied expelled the government and frozen parliament with the help of the military in a move accused of coup d’etat by major political parties, including Islamists. Faced with a crisis.

It follows months of impasse and controversy against politically independent Saeed against Prime Minister Hishem Machichi and the fragmented parliament as Tunisia plunges into an economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. is.

Rached Ghannouchi, chairman of the moderate Muslim Nafda Party, who has played a role in successive coalitions, denounced it as an attack on democracy and called on the Tunisians to go out on the streets. ..

Robin Emot