Tunisia's Al-Nahda's Islamist opposition Call for RCD to Dissolve
Thursday, January 20,2011 05:57
Lotfi Zeiton, a senior member of the Islamic-oriented Al-Nahda (Renaissance) Movement, called for Ben Ali's Constitutional Democratic Rally (RDC) to dissolve, give up party membership and return to the state all the properties they obtained through the RCD, stressing that there are counter moves from some to gain control of the government.
During his interview with al-Jazeera's “Ma Wara` al-Khabar [Behind the News],” on Tuesday, he said it is unreasonable that deposed Ben Ali's RDC take the reins of government, indicating that they created a political vacuum because of the repression perused by Ben Ali against the opposition during his 23-year rule.
He also called for the ruling party to be dissolved and that there is no need to be afraid of a political vacuum in Tunisia, as some argued. "We just call for plucking out the party that is rooted in state institutions."