A previous sit-in in front of the Tunisian parliament
A previous sit-in in front of the Tunisian parliament

On Sunday, the "Third Republic Coalition" begins in its open sit-in in front of the Tunisian parliament to demand the dissolution of the Parliament and mandating the caretaker government of non-partisan competencies to run the country's wheels.

Supporters of this sit-in raise slogans condemning the Brotherhood's political system and Ennahda's attempt to defuse the Tunisian system and its ministerial apparatus.

This movement brings together many of the supporters of Tunisian President Qais Said and his first leaders in the election campaign that led to his victory in the presidency on October 13, 2019.

The Third Republic coalition called itself “Harak al-Akhshidi” (according to President Qais Saeed) and is led by Nasaf al-Hamami, the director of Said's campaign in the presidential elections, which he won with a major result that exceeded 70% of the total votes.

The sit-in takes place in front of the Parliament headquarters in the Bardo district in the capital Tunis, and it is expected that many political forces will participate in it, calling for changing the political system from the parliament to the presidential model, similar to the supporters of the Free Constitutional Party and the Tunis Project (he heads the Reform Bloc in Parliament which has 15 seats) and many Trade unionists and academics.

Nassaf al-Hamami, coordinator of the movement, confirmed to Al-Ain news that the demand to dissolve parliament is a popular demand because it does not express the Tunisian people's will, and it only expresses the interests of classes of corrupt businessmen.

And she explained in an interview with "topnewslink" that "this movement is based on the ideas of Qais Said critical of the Brotherhood's role in disturbing the Tunisian political space and polluting the democratic scene."

She added that "the movement is expected to continue openly until the dissolution of Parliament with the participation of many independent youth, trade unionists and social parties who want to change the Brotherhood system."

 In a comment on this movement, the researcher in political science, Sabri Al-Khulaifi, considered that "this sit-in is part of a series of social movements that have discovered that the Brotherhood's rule in Tunisia has entered it into dangerous zigzags and slopes that have affected its economy and its weight in the Arab Maghreb."

In an interview with "topnewslink", he affirmed that "this movement is characterized by law and legitimacy and within the framework of the democratic state, and it reflects the positions of a broad stream of society from young people and different groups."

On June 1, Tunisian lawyer and political opponent Emad Bin Halima launched the first nucleus of the social movement against the Brotherhood, to be followed by trade union movements in the southern governorate of Sfax to demand accountability from the Ennahda movement for its negative roles in managing the country's affairs.

Al-Khulaifi continued that this movement expresses the election campaign of President Qais Said, in which he suggested the activation of Chapter 77 of the Tunisian constitution, which calls for the dissolution of Parliament, which is also an implicit support for what the President of the Republic proposed in his campaign to change the political system.

Qais Saeed .. a new political player
Many viewers believe that Qais Said will be the impact of this sit-in, which carries his slogans and ideas and led by personalities close to him during the election campaign, will make him a new political player in the Tunisian scene.

Al-Khulaifi clarified that the June 14 mobility is the actual start of the political role of Qais Saeed, who, for 10 months, has maintained the lead in opinion polls with a rate of more than 70%, unlike Parliament Speaker Rashid Ghannouchi, who faces popular and political criticism of his suspicious links with the Brotherhood’s international organization.

He indicated that the importance of this movement comes one day before the start of a discussion session on the classification of the international organization of the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization in the Tunisian parliament.

On Monday, the Tunisian parliament is expected to have a parliamentary session that it considers "historical" followers, which will address the presentation of a list to classify the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Informed sources told "topnewslink" that "party consultations brought together the Free Constitutional Bloc (17 seats), the Reform Bloc (15 seats), and the Long live Tunisia (14 seats), and some deputies from the Tunisian Heart Bloc (26 seats) were launched to coordinate on the unification of positions Parliamentary future. "

It indicated that these consultations specifically discuss how to elaborate the Brotherhood classification list as a terrorist organization and prepare it politically in a serious and legal manner.