Mobilisation in streets by political parties and civil society organisations together with deep divisions among political elite and state institutions, especially the justice sector seem to have all convinced President Baji Caid Essebsi that it was wise not to press on with the passage of his draft bill for economic reconciliation. Despite the state of emergency and a heavy handed policing of streets decreed by the anti-terrorism measures, some NGOs continue to protest against the project law that they consider an attempt by the deep state to return to leading state affairs publically. The political elite is also divided. This is very clear in the numerous op-eds that continue to appear in media, as well as in public debate as it was the case at a recent event on the topic held at the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy. The Observatory of the Independence of Justice, an NGO, has given a legal advice against the proposed bill. PM Habib Sid discharged minister of Justice Mohamed Salah Ben Aïssa from his duties. While Ben Aissa explained that the reason behind his dismissal was the amendments the parliament introduced on the proposed law project on the Supreme Council of Justice, some observers do not exclude that Ben Aissa’s dismissal would be linked as well to the minister’s failure to defend Essebsi’s economic and fiscal reconciliation bill.
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