Moncef Marzouki calls for peaceful protests on January 27 under sign "Do not touch my Constitution" | Tunisia News Gazette

Moncef Marzouki calls for peaceful protests on January 27 under sign “Do not touch my Constitution”

Al-Irada party president Moncef Marzouki called on the democratic forces and the defenders of rights and freedoms to organise peaceful protests on January 27 under the sign “Do not touch my Constitution”.

He accused the ruling power of “emptying the Constitution of its contents so as to block the holding of municipal elections and to work, from now, to falsify the next elections”.

At a meeting with the press at his party’s headquarters in El Menzah 6 on Thursday, Marzouki spoke of a “stifling political crisis”, saying the ruling power has clearly targeted the constitution in order to “to empty it of its contents “.

This is reflected in attempts to control the public media to subjugate them, the non-establishment of the Constitutional Court and the conflicts that exist within the Independent High Authority for the Elections (ISIE) so as to cast doubt on its independence and the credibility of the results of any election.

“The call for holding of early elections will not find a favorable response in light of the division in the electoral authority and the blocking of the organisation of municipal elections,” said Marzouki who calls on the democratic forces to “stand ready and to prepare, as of now, to put forward alternatives to the current situation in 2019”.

All the more that “there is a grave and serious threat to the democratic process in Tunisia,” he stressed.

“We will not close the parenthesis of the revolution and we will be ready to present alternatives in 2019,” he said.

Marzouki also announced that he was considering bringing to court the case of his denying access to Ribat FM Radio to give interview.

Moncef Marzouki was prevented last Sunday from accessing the premises of Radio Ribat FM Monastir by a group of people who rallied outside the headquarters of the radio where he had to give an interview.

He was forced to leave the premises in the absence of security units.

Source: TAP News Agency

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