In a move that reveals the size of the division within The Renaissance Movement Regarding its handling of the new political situation in Tunisia, some of the leaders announced their withdrawal from the Shura Council and their failure to recognize its decisions, in protest against the outcome of the movement’s meeting.
The positions of a number of Ennahda leaders and their announcement of their withdrawal from the meeting revealed deep differences within the Shura Council over the movement’s positions on the exceptional decisions announced by President Qais Saeed, and a state of dissatisfaction.
“I will not be a false witness.”
In this context, the leader of the Ennahda movement, Yamina Al-Zoghlami, announced, in a post on her official page, her withdrawal from the special session of the Shura session, and said that she does not bear any responsibility for any decision issued by her, as a result of the policy of fleeing forward and not paying attention to the seriousness of the moment the movement and the country are going through.
She also added that she would “never be a false witness.”
In turn, the leader, Monia Ibrahim, expressed the same position, and announced her withdrawal and non-recognition of any decision issued by the Shura Council.
Those who withdraw in this position meet with another group of Ennahda leaders, such as Samir Delou and Abdel Latif El Makki, who demand reforms in the movement, including the exclusion of the first-row leaders who caused the Ennahda movement’s crisis and failed to achieve the demands of the people, led by the party leader Rashid. Ghannouchi and his son-in-law Rafik Bouchlaka and leader Abdel Karim Harouni.
An unprecedented internal crisis
It is noteworthy that since President Kais Saied announced the decisions to freeze Parliament, strip its members of immunity and dismiss the government, the Ennahda movement has been experiencing an unprecedented internal crisis, due to the difference in attitudes between those who call for accepting Said’s decisions and dealing with them and those who demand it as a coup, on the impact of a split Within the movement itself, it may lead to its disintegration, according to observers.
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In addition, the Ennahda movement’s Facebook page deleted a statement attributed to the movement’s leader, Rashid Ghannouchi, in which he said that the exceptional decisions taken by President Kais Saied must be converted into an opportunity for reform, and that it be a stage of the democratic transition, in an exciting shift in the position of Ghannouchi, who was one of the most prominent opponents of these decisions, considered them a “coup against the revolution and the constitution,” according to what he claimed.
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