The United States reiterates its request for the return of “constitutional governance” in Tunisia

The United States reiterates its request for the return of "constitutional governance" in Tunisia

June 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The spokesman for the US State Department, Ned Price, reiterated on Tuesday the request by the United States for the return of “constitutional governance” in Tunisia.

“We continue to call for a speedy return to constitutional governance, including the constitution of a new
Parliament. We believe that it is necessary to do so to restore widespread confidence in Tunisia’s democratic institutions,” Price said at a press conference.

In this sense, he assured that the United States is “with the Tunisian people in the defense of democracy and the protection of Human Rights, including freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly. This is what the Tunisian Constitution stipulates and also the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights”.

The coordinator of the High National Consultative Committee for the new Republic of Tunisia, Sadok Belaid, presented on Monday to the president of Tunisia, Kais Saied, the project of the new constitutional text of the country that will be voted in a referendum on July 25.

Some 2,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Tunisia on Saturday in a new protest against the constitutional referendum called by the country’s president, Kais Saied, with a view to consolidating his almost absolute dominance of national politics.

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