- Category: Politics
- Published on Monday, 27 January 2014 18:19
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TUNIS (TAP) - In a speech, Monday at the Government Palace in Kasbah, before members of the outgoing government and Prime Minister-designate Mehdi Jomaa, Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki reasserted that "the promulgation of the new Constitution of the country is a victory for all Tunisians, government and opposition."
"The new Constitution is the strongest Constitution ever known by Tunisia over the time," in light of the way it had been drafted with the participation of thousands of Tunisian brains, not to mention the broad consensus around it, clearly reflected in its adoption by an overwhelming majority," he said, considering that this gives the new Constitution strength and legitimacy that no one could challenge."
Marzouki stressed that Ali Larayedh's government "has done much to pull the country from difficult time," insisting to come personally to thank the members of the outgoing government, aware as he is of the details of the stage and how this government, headed by Larayedh, had played a key and central role to save the country in the most difficult stages."
For the President of the Republic, "Larayedh's government is part of the victory to which it had contributed and facilitated its achievement."
In turn, outgoing Prime Minister Larayedh said in his speech that his government "leaves the stage while being confident since it had done its best and managed to successfully handle several files, though it had sometimes failed in some other issues."
He hoped that the National Constituent Assembly will give confidence vote to the government of Mehdi Jomaa" so as to be able to lead the country towards stability."
"On behalf of his government, he expressed thanks to the President of the Republic," underlining that the latter has constantly stood by the government in all events, by providing constant support and making effort to persuade the other stakeholders to show understanding seeing the particular conditions and possibilities of the country."