On Wednesday night confusion reigned in Tunisia. This was notably about the beginning or not the “national dialogue” that is supposed to resolve Tunisia’s a deep political crisis.
Let’s be clear, there was an engagement on Wednesday night “in principle” that the Islanist Prime Minister would resign,.
But the opposition has called for a clear commitment to withdraw from the prime minister Ali Larayedh, “The statement by the head of government was ambiguous (…) we can not enter into the national dialogue “ , said Jilani Hamami, representative of the Workers Party (Parti des travailleurs, note one of the Popular Front’s parties, the main left bloc).
The situation has further been complicated today.
Tunisia Live (which has become essential reading) reports,
Political negotiations meant to resolve Tunisia’s political crisis and prepare for its next elections were further delayed Wednesday after separate incidents of violence against state security forces.
The BBC updates,
Tunisia’s president has announced three days of national mourning for six officers killed by suspected militants in the central Sidi Bouzidi province.
President Moncef Marzouki was speaking on the second anniversary of the country’s first free elections.
Earlier, PM Ali Larayedh confirmed the government would resign after talks with the opposition on appointing a caretaker administration were complete.