Tunisia reeling in uncertainty following political bickering between parties
Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:25AM
Tunisia is still facing a serious crisis as different parties continue their political wrangling The situation seems to be taking a turn for the worse. President Moncef Marzouki has threatened to resign if the deadlock continues.One week after Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announcement on the cabinet reshuffle and the political turmoil in the country, President Moncef Marzouki shook the public opinion by talking about resignation. Marzouki said he will quit office if the political leaders fail to reach a consensus about the neutrality of the Justice and Foreign Affairs Ministries. President’s spokesman Adnen Monser, says that the decision reflects the need for an urgent political solution in Tunisia. The opposition refused dialogue with the Troika and urged for the formation of a government of national unity as MPs are questioning the legitimacy of the authorities. Abdelmounam Krir is skeptical about the ongoing talks between Ennahda, the CPR and Ettakatol. The public opinion is worried about the disagreement between members of a coalition who were elected to run the country for one year and secure the drafting of a new constitution. Yet, the consecutive resignations of Ministers fromthe government and the president's ultimatum before leaving office have only plunged Tunisia into a deepening crisis as politicians refuse to compromise for public interest. Local observers describe the current tensions as a war that could end the coalition of the ruling Troika. They say this scenario might turn the current political deadlock into a lasting crisis in Tunisia.