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Ettakatol will not boycott elections once electoral law initialled (Statement).

14/07/2019 19:09, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) -- Secretary-General of Ettakatol party Kamel Gargouri said that his party will not boycott the legislative and presidential elections of 2019 in case the new electoral law is initialled.

In a statement to TAP, on the sidelines of a party meeting on Sunday in Monastir, under the theme "I live with dignity in my country", Gargouri recalled that "there is still one more week to submit lists of candidates for legislative elections, although the fate of the electoral law is not yet known".

For him, this ambiguity attests to the mismanagement of the country's current affairs and is further proof of a wish to amend the provisions of the Constitution.

"The ruling majority was willing to change the electoral law to exclude certain parties instead of presenting solutions to solve problems," he regretted, criticising the use of state resources to drive out opponents.

In this sense, Gargouri expressed the wish that the President of the Republic would not initial the new electoral law and would use the old electoral law in order to preserve the democratic process.

The S-G also indicated that the party will participate in the legislative elections in 16 electoral constituencies, or even 20 constituencies, specifying that Ettakatol will support the presidential candidacy of a personality who "believes in democracy and works to protect the Constitution".

In the absence of a candidate who meets these criteria, he said, the party will give the choice to its activists.

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Date:Jul 14, 2019
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