Tunisia’s UGTT criticizes the president’s road map to escape the crisis | News

The union stated that the president’s proposal cannot guarantee the restoration of democracy in Tunisia.

Tunisia’s powerful General Union of Trade Unions (UGTT) criticized President Keith Said’s road map to get rid of the political crisis, saying it has not gone far enough.

Last month, President Said announced a plan to get rid of the political crisis that has paralyzed the country since the suspension of parliament, the removal of the prime minister and the acquisition of executive power last year.

It includes a constitutional referendum to be held on July 25 after an online public consultation that will begin in January, and parliamentary elections at the end of 2022.

“Setting the election date is an important step to end this special situation, but it does not violate individual rules and exclusion,” the union said in its first comment on the election on Tuesday. President’s plan.

Said is seeking to strengthen its authority. He called on citizens to submit proposals through an electronic platform between January 1 and March 20 as part of an extensive national consultation process, which will help draft a new constitution.

As part of the National Dialogue Quartet and representing 1 million workers, UGTT won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. The organization stated that online consultation may lead to a monopoly of power and the abolition of the opposition.

“We call it [on the government] Resume social dialogue, initiate salary negotiations for civil servants, and begin to resolve basic issues in a participatory manner,” it said.

Last month, UGTT Call for early electionsSaid that because the president is unwilling to announce a political reform plan, he is worried about the country’s democratic achievements.

In a speech on national television on December 13, Said announced a reform plan and promised to hold a constitutional referendum.

Said’s single-player mission was to rebuild Tunisia’s broken political structure, which sparked external accusations that he was establishing a new dictatorship in the birthplace of the Arab Spring Uprising.

7 Western countries plus the EU’s special envoy last month urge Tunisia respects “fundamental freedoms” and sets a timetable for the restoration of its democratic system.

Said’s seizure of power in July 2021 has won the support of many Tunisians who are tired of political parties that are seen as severely corrupt and unable to solve the country’s profound social and economic difficulties.

Since then, he has faced the masses Demonstration More and more people accuse him of becoming the new dictator.