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Opposition Warns Tunisia Slipping into Bankruptcy

Opposition Warns Tunisia Slipping into Bankruptcy

Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 - 11:15
People protest against the decisions of President Kais Saied in Tunis. (AP file photo)

Hamma Hammami, head of the Workers’ Party and leader of the left, criticized the political situation in Tunisia, which he said was on the verge of economic bankruptcy.


Tunisia “is grappling with bankruptcy, indebtedness, and blatant foreign interference,” along with internal disputes, he said.


Hammami suggested other alternatives to resolve the political crisis. He noted that there was “another free voice for the people, and a free voice for the homeland,” criticizing the sharp differences between populists and representatives of political Islam.


In the same context, Ahmed Nejib Chebbi, head of Al-Amal Party criticized the president’s decisions and political behavior, saying that Tunisia “is today in the heart of the abyss.”


“If the Islamists brought us to the verge of the abyss, we are now falling into in,” he underlined.


Meanwhile, Mohamed Ali Al-Boughdiri, a leading member of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), said meetings would held soon between President Kais Saied and Noureddine Taboubi, President of the Union, to discuss the political situation in Tunisia.


Al-Boughdiri ruled out the possibility of a dispute erupting between the presidency and the Union, saying that several files would be discussed in the near future.


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