The Popular Front opposition coalition confirmed that it will take part in the direct talks between government and opposition parties, scheduled to begin Saturday morning.
“We are going to participate,” Popular Front leader Mohamed Jmour told Tunisia Live Friday. “But all parties have to respect the roadmap. Otherwise, we will leave the dialogue.”
Tunisia has been in a political deadlock since the July 25 assassination of Popular Front member Mohamed Brahmi.
The roadmap plan guiding the dialogue was proposed by the UGTT labor union, the UTICA employers’ union, and two other civil society organizations.
This plan calls for direct meetings between political leaders and calls for a new government to replace the current government within three weeks of the first session of talks.
According to the UGTT, the opening session will kick off on Saturday at 9:30 am at the Palais de Congrés in Tunis.