The transition process in Tunisia must not be jeopardised, says PACE rapporteur

Strasbourg, 21.02.2013 – Anne Brasseur (Luxembourg, ALDE), rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tunisia, made the following statement:

“We are following the latest political developments in Tunisia, following the murder of Chokri Belaid, leader of one of the opposition parties two weeks ago, attentively and with great concern.

I endorse the statement made on this subject by Jean-Claude Mignon, President of our Assembly, and I condemn this crime which is aimed at destabilising the democratic transition process in Tunisia.

The recent resignation of Prime Minister Hamad Jebali makes the situation even more uncertain.

As PACE rapporteur supporting the Tunisian revolution, I call on all political stakeholders to act responsibly and constitute a stable government with the broadest possible support to rise to the challenges of the crisis, leaving aside factional concerns. They must honour the expectations of all Tunisians who made the revolution because they want to turn Tunisia into a democratic state.”