Friday, January 15, 2016

Power To The Tunisian People (en.)

Bjr Free Tunisia. 
I want to share with you a bothersome thought concerning a structural problem in our constitution and the related political processes! 

As you all know Nida has lost its majority in the parliament. We also know that this past majority is the democratic expression of the People's will and choice (irrespective of what we might think of this outcome and its peripeties.) 

Consequently, the choice of the people has collapsed due to the resignation of many Nida deputies, making of Nahdha the present majority. This is not the problem, though!

As far as I'm concerned, this is a serious contradiction and pauses grave consequences to our country and thus people. Presently, the political parties, with the support of their lobbies, in and out of the country, are controlling the full political process and its outcomes in the absence of the people and their majority will!

Indeed, in this state of affairs, the people are reduced to spectators obliged to watch a show they never chose (Nahdha majority), nor are willing to support (maintaining the NOT voted for present situation!)

In this case, the only democratic reaction (as I see it!) is to reelect a new parliament and compose a new government according to the people choice and will.

Unfortunately, the constitutional rules as agreed on by those you know shrewdly revoked the power of the people from the people and handed it to the political parties, their members and supporting lobbies.

As far as I'm concerned, depriving people of their power sets Tunisia on a highly uncertain and undemocratic path reminiscent of a counter-revolutionary move.

Power to the People