TUNIS, Tunisia (AA) – The Leader of Tunisia’s Ennahda movement, Rached Ghannouchi, has called for restoring democracy in the country.
In an interview, Ghannouchi termed the positions of the European Union, the US and Canada on Tunisia’s democratic transition as “positive”.
“We do not wait for foreign armies to support democracy in Tunisia,” Ghannouchi, a former parliament speaker, said. “Tunisians are the ones who brought democracy and they are the ones who will restore it,” he added.
“Tunisia still needs reconciliation. Tunisians must recognize each other,” Ghannouchi said.
Tunisia has been in the throes of a deep political crisis since 2021 when President Kais Saied ousted the government and dissolved parliament.
While Saied insists that his measures were meant to “save” the country, opposition groups accuse him of orchestrating a coup.
The Ennahda Party remains the largest party in the country. It has a reformist agenda rooted in progressive Islamic ideals.