In a statement Thursday, the Tunisian Ennahda movement expressed its rejection of the French president’s statement during the Francophone Summit in Djerba last week.
The movement said that his statement was “contradictory and hostile to democratic values and supportive of the coup and authoritarian autocratic rule in Tunisia.”
During the recent Francophone Summit in Tunisia, French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement to TV5 Monde that “elections must be held in Tunisia on the 17th of next month in a peaceful framework.” Macron described President Said as “the great constitutionalist.”
Macron stated, “The French president does not have to explain to the Tunisian president what to do…but I told Said that a friend and France are there to accompany the transformation that Tunisia is going through…”.
The movement confirmed in a statement Thursday that “this statement is an interference in Tunisian affairs, hostile to the aspirations of Tunisians for freedom and democracy, and contrary to the values of the French Revolution.”
The movement reminded French President Macron that “respect for the aspirations of the Tunisian people and the revolution of freedom and dignity and its gains are what build fruitful relations between the Tunisian and French peoples.”
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In turn, the National Salvation Front expressed, in a statement, its categorical rejection of the content of Emmanuel Macron’s statement and considered it a “disgrace” to Tunisian democracy.
The Front said that the French president’s statement confirms “full support for the authoritarian and unilateral project of Qais Saeed.”
The Front criticized Macron’s support for the “road map” emanating from the July 25, 2021 coup, which was rejected by all the political class, according to the statement.
The Front also stressed that “the disturbing situation only encourages the Tunisian president to continue waging smear campaigns, arrests and trials before the military courts against his opponents based on repressive and depriving of freedom laws that were put in place.”
And the National Salvation considered that “this unfriendly or rather hostile stance towards the Tunisian people does not serve the harmony and friendship between the two countries, which have worked smoothly and concordantly for decades.”
For her part, the head of the Free Destourian Party, Abeer Moussa, revealed that she sent a message to Macron through the French embassy in Tunisia, expressing her rejection of the French statements.
Moussa described Macron’s statements as “shocking,” and demanded non-interference in the country’s internal affairs, considering that “Macron’s statements contain support for his friend Saeed, but they contain an attack on the Tunisian people,” as she put it.
Tunisia is witnessing an acute political crisis, accompanied by stifling economic crises, after President Kais Saied seized power in the country, after he dissolved parliament and the government, changed the constitution and established a new political system.
Source: عربي21 by arabi21.com.
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