Ennahdha has agreed to national dialogue with the opposition using framework proposed by Tunisia’s largest labor union, according to the ruling party.
The UGTT, in a one -line Facebook statement posted earlier today said that Ennahdha “agreed to the union’s proposal,” but gave no additional details.
The statement reflects “the agreement that national dialogue will be under the UGTT,” according to the Ennahdha’s official Twitter feed. The actual agreement for dialogue came days earlier in a previous meeting between the respective party and union heads.
“That the coalition government will not resign and will continue its duties until national dialogue reaches a consensus,” Ennahdha said in a press statement.
The union has previously proposed the resignation of the current government in favor of a committee of technocrats but keeping the National Constituent Assembly intact.
The UGTT's announcement comes after multiple meetings between union head Houcine Abbassi and Ennahdha leader Rached Ghannouchi.
It is not yet clear if key opposition figures will also agree to the dialogue.
Abbassi will be meeting with members of the opposition National Salvation Front, according to a union statement on their Facebook page.
This article has been updated to reflect Ennahdha’s response.