Ennahdha: Resignation of Riadh Chaïbi

on Nov, 21, 2013.


One of leaders of Tunisia’s ruling Ennahdha party Riadh Chaïbi advertised today his resignation, grousing that the movement “is underestimating the demands of the revolution and reintegrating former regime figures in the political life.”

In an interview with the Turkish Anadolu agency, Mr Chaïbi stated that he gave a three-month notice to the chairman of Ennahdha Rached Ghannouchi, pointing out that he will no longer proceed his talks within the institutions of the movement.

Commenting on the occurrence, the researcher on Islamic movements and editor-in-chief of  Hakaek Online Hedi Yahmed attested that “the period that Ennahdha is seeking to spend in power has been affecting it negatively on the level of the growth of internal cohesion.” He then added that “Ennahdha is not expected to counter any significant splits in the near future” since Rached Ghannouchi seemed to have everything under control. The movement “has fostered several methods so as to avoid and mitigate any kind of divisions, including the process of government appointments that was executed in order to appease members and avert resignations,” concluded Mr Yahmed.

In recent times, Ennahdha movement has been witnessing sundry withdrawals of some of its leaders like Hmida Ennaifer and Slaheddine Jourchi because of some methodological and intellectual reasons, so they claimed. The withdrawal occurred following a dispute concerning the pursuing of a sort of Islamic orientation imposed by Ghannouchi.

Two other withrawals befell, those of  Fadhel Beldi and Salah Karkar. In this context,  Hedi Yahmed reckoned that “Islamic movements are able to be greatly affected by the absence of some of its pioneers, the thing that can consequently further the partisan divisions process.”

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  • wisdom seeker

    Ameria thanks for article it was very interesting I wish you had written more and give some more analysis. It was to short for me ha ha….I would like to hear more about these characters from a young Tunisian perspective. I would say please double check the trans literation of your english….I look forward to more of your articles.

  • Sara

    This article is completely one-sided. Anyone who follows Tunisian politics knows Salaheddine Jourchi nearly 30 years ago not recently! Check your facts before you start giving your opinion