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Success of Constituent Assembly's election depends on restoring security (Caid Essebsi)

Published the:  06/09/2011

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September 06, 2011 - TAP - The success of the National Constituent Assembly's election depends on restoring security, suspending sit-ins and combating acts of violence and destruction which are strange to the traditions of the Tunisian people, said on Tuesday caretaker Prime Minister Béji Caïd Essebsi.
In a speech to the Tunisian people, the Prime Minister announced a set of security decisions, particularly the rigorous implementation of the state of emergency in force since the January 14 Revolution.
The government "will no longer tolerate any practices that risk to paralyse the daily life of Tunisians such as blocking roads, attacking police stations and sovereign institutions in regions and assaulting national security forces and the Army," he said.
The Prime Minister announced, in this regard, the suspension of any union activity of security forces and the dissolution of their union.
He voiced astonishment at the content of the statement released by the Union of Internal Security Forces which, he said, "makes insinuations to insurgency." He said that any union activity conducted within this framework will be punished in accordance with the law.
Mr. Beji Caïd Essebsi also said that the referendum advocated recently by several parties should be the subject of consultation between all the components of the national political scene.
He reminded that 47 parties had advocated the organisation of a referendum on the powers of the National Constituent Assembly and the duration of its term.
He reasserted the interim government's commitment to organise the Constituent Assembly's election on October 23, adding that it is working tirelessly to ensure the conditions of success of this electoral event.
"The organisation of transparent and credible elections for the first time in Tunisia will mean the success of the interim government," he underlined.