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Interim Prime Minister meets with representatives of three national parties

Published the:  15/06/2011

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June 15, 2011 - TAP - Interim Prime Minister  Béji Caid Essebsi received, on Wednesday in Tunis, successively, representatives of three national political parties.
The meeting reviewed the latest events that took place in the mine basin and the functioning and powers of the National Constituent Assembly to be elected on October 23, 2011.
After the meeting, the Secretary-General of the Party of the Future for Development and Democracy (PADD) Samih Séhimi said the Interim Government had promised to examine next Friday the situation in the mine basin, specifying that indemnification will be granted to victims of looting and arson in Metlaoui.
For his part, the President of "Afek Tounes" Party Mohamed Louzir said he had examined with the Prime Minister the issue of parties' funding, cautioning against "an absolute and unlimited freedom of action at the National Constituent Assembly."
He highlighted the need to define the powers and necessary mechanisms for the functioning of the Constituent Assembly to "prevent that the Tunisian people sink once more into dictatorship."
The Secretary-General of "Al Moustakbel" Party Mohamed Sahbi Basli said he had presented to the Government the party's position on the powers of the National Constituent Assembly which, he said, should be limited to drafting the new Constitution and determining the duration of this mission.
He also deemed essential to put an end swiftly to the political ambiguity so that the Tunisian people would  elect their representatives and their President within a reasonable time frame.