Riadh Sidaoui: the departure of Youssef Chahed would be predictable

“It would seem that this is the end for the Head of Government Youssef Chahed”, launches political scientist Riadh Sidaoui, commenting on the decision taken by the signatories of the Carthage Agreement, during their third meeting, today March 13, at the presidential palace.

Commenting on this decision, namely to form a commission from political parties and organizations signatory to the Carthage Agreement to prepare new priorities and update the roadmap, Riadh Sidaoui said that this act is part of the framework of a conflict between the Presidency of the Government, on the one hand, and the Presidency of the Republic, on the other hand.

The political scientist recalled that Foreign Affairs and Defense are the exclusive prerogatives of the President of the Republic, “but when the president convenes political parties, something which is not part of his prerogatives, it shows that he is not satisfied with government work, ”he explains. So this decision prompts people to say that Youssef Chahed is finished and that the machine has begun its work to prepare public opinion for Youssef Chahed’s departure, continues the Tunisian political scientist.

In the same context, Riadh Sidaoui considered that the parliamentary system is at the origin of the problem since the most represented parties are the most influential. “In this case, it is the Ennahdha movement and Nidaa Tounes who are able to change the government and the head of government as they see fit.” In the same perspective, he indicated that the parliamentary regime does not guarantee political stability. This is the case with Italy in the 1980s, “however Italy has strong institutions and a consolidated democratic tradition, unlike Tunisia, which has a nascent democracy,” he notes.

Returning to the head of government’s record, Riadh Sidaoui considered that in terms of security, the record is positive, given that Tunisia has experienced security stability allowing the revival of tourism activity.

By Hamza Marzouk Posted on 03/13/2018 at 17:07 – L’Economiste Maghrébin

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