"Finance Law is disastrous, will lead to social unrest" (Marzouki) | Tunisia News Gazette

“Finance Law is disastrous, will lead to social unrest” (Marzouki)

Al-Irada President Moncef Marzouki has called the 2018 budget law “disastrous, saying it will lead to social unrest.

He also warned that all the figures and forecasts confirm that the suffering of Tunisians will continue over the next years.

Speaking on the sidelines of his party’s political bureau meeting in Gafsa Sunday as part of preparations for the municipal elections, Marzouki said several parties had warned of the consequences of the finance law, recalling that the government had called 2017 the year of revival while only prices have grown.

The deterioration of the social and economic situation in the country will push people to street protest, he warned expressing his fear of seeing protests exploited by some parties and confused with acts of vandalism.

The former President of the Republic has called for the need to focus on the peaceful nature of the legitimate protests to ensure that acts of plunder and vandalism do not occur so as not to discredit these protests.

Al Irada’s president said the meeting of the party’s political bureau in Gafsa governorate is part of preparations for the upcoming municipal elections.

The situation in the country would have been better if these elections had taken place three or four years ago, he stressed.

Source: TAP News Agency

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