By Afef Abrougui | Dec 30 2013joumhouri ,national salvation front ,Opposition ,union for tunisia
The al-Joumhouri party has withdrawn from the Union for Tunisia opposition coalition.
The coalition, which was established last year, now consists of the Nidaa Tounes and al-Massar parties, along with two other opposition parties.
The decision to withdraw from the coalition followed the partyâ€™s central committee meeting held throughout the weekend in Sousse.
The majority of the committeeâ€™s members voted in support of the withdrawal, al-Joumhouri secretary-general Maya Jribi announced on Sunday.
The Union for Tunisia â€œfailed to turn into a political and electoral alliance as it was declared in its announcement of founding.” according to an al-Joumhouri statement released Sunday.
The party also cited â€œobstruction of coordination between the unionâ€™s different components after joining the National Salvation Front.â€
The National Salvation Front was formed by opposition political parties following the assassination of National Constituent Assembly (NCA) member Mohamed Brahmi. It aimed to topple the three-party coalition government and dissolve the NCA.
In the same statement, Al-Jomhouri reiterated its commitment to collaborate with other opposition parties under the umbrella of the National Salvation Front â€œto make the democratic transition a success.â€
Speaking to the radio station Mosaique FM on Monday, Nidaa Tounes member Mohsen Marzouk said that al-Jomhouriâ€™s withdrawal was â€œexpected because of its numerous divergences with other Union for Tunisia components.â€