Opposition political parties, such as Wafa Movement and Al-Joumhouri, are welcoming the possibility to join the actual government, but each has their own conditions.
“Wafa Movement may join the current government only if [the latter] accepts to make reforms and introduce our political program, which deals with the issue of employment, living costs, and corruption,” said Nacer Brahmi, a National Constituent Assembly (NCA) member affiliated with Wafa Movement.
As far as Al-Joumhouri party is concerned, party leader Ahmed Nejib Chebbi did not refuse the possibility that Al-Joumhouri becomes part of the government, yet his political stance was not void of terms.
“Al-Joumhouri party could join the government only if it does not exclude any political figures from the [opposition] coalition, including the Popular Front and Nidaa Tounes party members, but if it carries on its polarizing politics, there will be no way to join the government,” stated Chebbi.
Chebbi denied today on Tunisian radio Mosaique FM that he is interested in any high-level ministerial position.
“I do not mind that Al-Joumhouri party participates in a national unity government and I do want to serve my country. However, right now, I do not feel I am interested in bearing the responsibility to be a minister,” said Chebbi in the radio interview.
The interview followed a meeting between Chebbi and Rachid Ghannouchi, the founder of the ruling Ennahdha party. The meeting was proposed by Ghannouchi as an initiative to enter in dialogue with opposition parties to discuss solutions for the hardships the country is currently facing.