Tunisian President Kais Saied called on the judiciary to “impose penal consequences for the abuses” revealed by the previous report of the Court of Accounts on the 2019 presidential and legislative elections..
President Said considered, during his meeting with the head of the Court of Accounts, Najib El-Katari, at the Carthage Palace, yesterday, Thursday, that “the last elections (2019) were financed with funds from abroad,” and from people he described as “corrupt.”“، He continued, “We need to arrange penal effects, and the judiciary must play its historic role until the people regain their rights, and until Tunisia gets rid of the dirt it has been stuck in for decades.”“.
The Tunisian president stressed that “deputies who stole recommendations to run for the last elections should not talk about fighting corruption,” noting that “several lists of parliament were supposed to be cancelled.“.
He also called on the criminal judiciary to “arrange legal effects on these and other abuses, including the entry of funds from foreign currency into Tunisia,” saying that “those money is the people’s money.”“.
According to a media statement by the presidency, during his meeting with Al-Qatari, Saeed received the report of the Court of Accounts on the oversight of the administrative and financial behavior of the Independent High Authority for Elections, during its supervision of the municipal elections (2018) and the elections of the Supreme Judicial Council..