Kais Saied on his fight on ‘traitors’ and ‘mafia’
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied said on Tuesday he would not do deals with those he described as “traitors”, nearly two months after he dismissed the prime minister, froze parliament and seized governing and judicial powers.
Local media have reported that Ennahda had paid a foreign lobbying company, something the party has denied doing.
“They paid nearly three million dinars ($1.1 million) to foreign lobbying groups to harm their country,” alleged Saied in the video, without naming Ennahda.
Saied pledged to keep fighting corruption.
“This is a state with two regimes, an apparent regime, that of the institutions, and a real regime, that of the mafia that governs Tunisia,” he said in the video. “I will not engage in dialogue with thieves.”