Tunisia.. Bleeding resignations hits “Ennahda” and exacerbates Ghannouchi’s isolation

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Shaaban Bilal (Cairo)

Yesterday, the Tunisian Renaissance Movement, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, witnessed the mass resignations of more than 100 leaders, including deputies, former members of the Constituent Assembly, members of the Shura Council and local officials, holding the current leadership of the party fully responsible for the movement’s isolation in the national arena. With the continued bleeding of resignations that hit the movement recently.
According to the resignation statement, issued by 113 leaders of the Ennahda movement, the immediate reason for the collective resignation was their recognition of the failure to reform the party from within, and their acknowledgment that the current leadership bears full responsibility for the movement’s isolation in the national arena, in addition to bearing an important amount of responsibility. As the general situation in the country ended. The statement clarified that the wrong political choices of the leadership of Ennahda led to its isolation and its failure to actively engage in any front.
Political experts and analysts predicted that there would be greater schisms and conflicts in the movement after this collective resignation, stressing that Ennahda is now suffering from an isolationist policy because of the approach it followed in the last period.
Dr. Badra Qaaloul, President of the International Center for Strategic, Security and Military Studies in Tunisia, said that this torrent of resignations has been waiting for a while, but it happened quickly and collectively at this time for many reasons, the first of which is the failure of the work of the 53rd session of the Ennahda Shura Council, which was organized on Sunday. Last Friday, as Rashid Ghannouchi failed to tighten his control over the movement and his political isolation worsened, and his last rounds of negotiation with the rest of the members failed.
She explained to Al-Ittihad that the second reason is the Tunisian president’s intention to classify the Ennahda movement as a “terrorist organization”, based on files and evidence that does not accept denial or denial about the movement’s involvement in criminal activities, including the secret service and political assassinations, and the movement’s leaders’ connection to weapons storage. In southern Tunisia, the file of deportation to the hotbeds of tension.
Qaaloul described the resignations as jumping off the sinking ship, noting that everyone is waiting for the announcement of the head of the government, Qais Saeed, and thus the passage to the direct implementation of the presidential orders that he has taken over the past two months.
For his part, Tunisian political analyst Munther Thabet confirmed that the resignation of 113 leaders and members of the “Ennahda” movement was expected, given the size of the shock experienced by the movement last July 25, explaining that the movement left power after 10 years, and is in the minority socially, as a result of the isolationist policy. that you followed.
He explained to Al-Ittihad that Ennahda’s policy over the past years had put it in a corner, and made it lose all chances of returning to the forefront of political action, stressing that the conflict within the movement is expected to develop into more important and broader schisms.
For its part, the United States called yesterday for the appointment of a prime minister, the formation of a government in Tunisia, and a timetable for reforms with other political partners and civil society.
The US State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said in a statement published by the US embassy in Tunisia yesterday: that Washington is concerned that the transitional measures are continuing in Tunisia without a clear end.





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