Khalil Zaouia elected Ettakatol party President | Tunisia News Gazette

Khalil Zaouia elected Ettakatol party President

Khalil Zaouia was elected president of Ettakatol party in succession to Mustapha Ben Jaafar and after the withdrawal of the second candidate Mouldi Riahi at the end of the party’s third congress held Saturday and Sunday in Hammamet.

Riahi’s withdrawal comes within the framework of the party’s cohesion, Congress President Mongi Souab stressed in statement to TAP. Thus, Khalil Zaouia is now the party’s president and Hela Ben Youssef is the party’s deputy-president.

Souad added that the works of the party’s third congress resulted in the adoption of motions presented on this occasion namely the political, economic and social motions.

The rules of procedures was amended and is now shifting towards the party’s participatory presidency so as to establish a presidency chaired between the president and the deputy-president while respecting the principle of parity, Zaoui indicated.

He highlighted the importance to giving the required interest to the post of the party’s secretary general who will be elected by the national council and will have organisational prerogatives.

He further stressed that the party should complete its policy during the forthcoming period in accordance with the current period’s requirements and will work on building a progressive democratic coalition.

Deputy President Hela Ben Youssef highlighted the importance of the party’s new structure that included a number of youths and women notably after achieving a +30% representation of women in different structures of the party and 25% representation for youths.

The 3rd congress also materialised the parity principle in the party’s chairmanship and in the executive board, stressing that Ettakatol party has clearly established its position on the political scene.

Outgoing President Mustapha Ben Jaafar expressed confidence in the party’s future considering that the congress is a turning point in the party’s life, while preserving its project and general orientations. He stressed on the need to regroup the democratic family so as to establish active forces, occupy the place it deserves, contribute to the regularisation of the political scene and meet Tunisians’ demands.

Source: TAP News Agency

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