Tunisia: Nidaa Tounes labels alliance with Ennahda as "over"

(MENAFN) On Wednesday, the official spokesman for Nidaa Tounes, Mongi Harbaoui, said that the alliance between his party and Ennahda Movement is over.

Commenting on the triumph of Ennahda Movement candidate Souad Abderrahim to the mayoralty of Tunis, Harbaoui told local radio station Shems FM that "Democracy means accepting the result of the elections." We congratulate her on winning (....) There is a great significance in that an Islamic party wins to the position of mayor of Tunis, though we were hoping that the position would go for a modern Democratic party."

Harbaoui said out that "Ennahda Movement had consultations with the Popular Front (opposition party) among others. He added that they "had reservations about the Ennahda Movement's campaign in the election."

He explained that: "Ennahda Movement had an alliance with the opposition parties in Tunis Municipality so that it could win the position of mayor of Tunis."



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