Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tunis's PM Mohammad Ghannouchi defends new setup

In an interview with the Radio Tunisian Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has protected the decision of participating to the old cabinet ministers in his new government.

Talking to the Radio Europe 1 he said there are no any charge against them. The new cabinet is starting work when the tension would be eased in the streets of Tunisia.

Former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was brought down on Friday after a month of continued clashes causing at least 80 people have been killed. Now Mr.  Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has wanted protection in Saudi Arabia.

There is a peace and no harsh response has been showed in the streets so far after the declaration of the joint cabinet that comprises well-known personalities from the past. Mr Ghannouchi himself is a former colleague of the past president.

The people are demanding political and Media’s freedoms and it is the need of time to start work on constitutional transformation and make a ground to conduct free and fair elections, whose which promise has been made by the Tunisians government. Another burning challenge is to start to go back economic improvability to the country because the crisis is likely to have cost it some US$2 billion.

Mr Ghannouchi promised that all those concerned in oppression in Tunisia during the former President regime will be treated as per by the law.

When Mr. Ghannouchi announced the new administration on Monday, the foreign, interior and Defense ministers all reserved their jobs; however three main opposition leaders were appointed for very important seats.

Mr. Ghannouchi has assured that all political parties will be allowed to start political activities in the country. We will give complete freedom to the Media and all the political prisoners would be freed, which are under arrest due to difference of opinion, ideas and beliefs.

The opposition parties stimulated the instability because the previous government was accused not to control food prices, higher rate of unemployment consequently the demonstrations spread out throughout the country so President Bin Ali has to leave from his office.

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