Tunisian President Kais Saied said that the past year 2020 was not easy for Tunisia, in light of political, economic and social crises exacerbated by the outbreak of the Corona virus.
In a speech addressed yesterday evening, Thursday, to Tunisians on the occasion of the New Year, Saeed said that the past year was not an ordinary year at all levels.
He listed the manifestations of the crisis, referring to the economic crisis that was made more difficult by the Corona pandemic, and the social protests taking place in the country.
Saeed spoke about what he described as the political quarrels and conflicts within Parliament, which he said amounted to the use of violence.
He also talked about continuous arrangements to introduce amendments to the government of Hisham Machichisi, which took office last September, and to direct a blame list against it, despite the fact that the consultations to form it took time.
After reviewing the efforts he had made during his visit abroad to bring benefits to the country, the Tunisian president accused parties he did not name of seeking to abort agreements concluded by Tunisia with other countries.
And he considered that almost nothing of the demands of the Tunisian people had been met during the last ten years despite the succession of governments, saying that he felt pain when he listened to the people’s groaning as a result of impoverishment, neglect and abuse, as he put it.
Saeed stated that he will present legislative initiatives as soon as possible, one of which is related to the creation of an institution concerned with the families of the martyrs and the wounded, including the military and security forces, and the families of the revolution’s martyrs and wounded, and the other is penal reconciliation.
Yesterday, the Tunisian president announced his approval of an initiative presented by the Tunisian General Labor Union (the largest trade union organization in the country) to organize a dialogue to help get out of the current crises.