The leader of the Front, Ahmed Najib Chebbi, said in a press conference on Monday, “These elections do not interest Tunisians at all and lack transparency.”
Chabbi explained, “Tunisians are not involved in the president’s political project Kais SaiedHe pointed out that indicators indicate that the participation rate “will be weaker this time,” in reference to the low percentages in the previous elections.
It is noteworthy that the front, which includes factions of the opposition, boycotted the parliamentary elections and the referendum held on a new constitution for the country in 2022.
And that’s in the aftermath Exceptional measures Which was announced by President Kais Saied on July 25, 2021, according to which he dissolved the previous elected parliament, and the also elected Supreme Judicial Council, and dismissed the previous government, before enacting a new constitution that changed the political system from a parliamentary to a presidential one with broad powers.
Local elections concern the “Council of Regions and Regions”, which is the second chamber of Parliament.
It is noteworthy that a number of leaders of the National Salvation Front were arrested several months ago on charges of conspiring against state security and other charges related to terrorism, financial corruption, and incitement against authority.
The Front denies these accusations and considers them fabricated and political. It also accuses President Kais Saied of exerting pressure on the judiciary.