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Ghannouchi Offered Presidency to Essebsi, Say Opposition Parties

Nidaa Tounes leader Beji Caid Essebsi. Image credit: Tunisia Live

Nidaa Tounes leader Beji Caid Essebsi. Image credit: Tunisia Live

In a meeting in Paris last Thursday, Rached Ghannouchi, leader of the ruling Ennahdha party, offered his counterpart in Nidaa Tounes, Beji Caid Essebsi, the presidency and four ministries for opposition parties in exchange for ending the political crisis in the country and keeping the National Constituent Assembly intact, according to multiple opposition sources.

Essebsi is said to have refused the offer. [display_posts type=”related” limit=”3″ position=”right”]

These are all rumors, I can neither confirm nor deny it, said Zoubeir Chehoudi, a member of Ennahdha's Shura council. He referred to the party's press statement as the official response to the Paris meeting.

Ammar Amrousia, a leader of the opposition Popular Front coalition, said the offer had indeed been made.

Leaders of Ennahdha are seeking alliances with Nidaa Tounes and are discrediting the Popular Front, said Amrousia, a member of the Popular Front's executive board.

Nidaa Tounes is not a member of the Popular Front. [display_posts type=”same_author” limit=”3″ position=”right”]

The meeting between the two leaders occurred despite Nidaa Tounes' stated position that the ouster of the government and dissolution of the NCA are preconditions for dialogue with Ennahdha.

Lazher Akremi, a spokesperson for Nidaa Tounes, downplayed the meeting as personal but also confirmed Ghannouchi's offer.

Akremi added that Nidaa Tounes maintains the same demands as its allies in the opposition, which include a new technocratic government to finish drafting the constitution and plan elections.

Nissaf Salma contributed reporting

  • Fred

    Oui, Non, peut-etre, jamais, qui sait? En tout cas la
    Republique n’est pas une ferme et n’appartient ni a ghannouchi ni a BCE. Let the people decide.

  • this guy is an Islamist, with ties to the brotherhood, the muslim brotherhood started in Egypt in 1923, killing 90,000 jews.

    Their were the same amount of Jews in Tunis what happen

    and Tunis was christian before it was islamic,

    if Tunisians don’t revolt against this guy, all tunisia will be enslaved in sharia law, islamic slavery, no love
    no mercy no salvation. their can’t

    the only name given to men to be saved is Jesus, tell me what Mohammed did, he his life to warrant ascension, and all the books in the world could not contain the goodness of God express in Jesus, when he healed the sick, raised the dead, released the prisoners and freed people of all Satanic oppression

    http://www.pray4tunsia.com

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    Big al turd, won’t you stop puking your venimous guts out on muslims in Tunisia, the land of peaceful Islam? Christianity as a man made set of beliefs has never been able to germinate in our beautiful country, so go and get stuffed somewhere else in Nevada desert or get drowned in the pacifc ocean!

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