Movement Party (Tunisia)

The Movement Party (Arabic: حزب الحراك‎, romanizedḤizb al-Harāk), previously known as the Tunisia Will Movement (Arabic: حراك تونس الإرادة‎, romanizedHarāk Tūnis al-Irādah) and by its shortened name Al-Irada (Arabic: الإرادة‎, romanizedal-Irādah, lit. 'The Will'), is a Tunisian political party that was founded on 20 December 2015[3] by former Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki.

Movement Party

حزب الحراك
French nameParti du Mouvement
FounderMoncef Marzouki
Founded20 December 2015 (2015-12-20)
Preceded byCongress for the Republic
Headquarters41 Hedi Chaker,
1000 Tunis
NewspaperTunisie Avenir (in French)
IdeologySocial democracy[1][2]
Left-wing populism
Political positionCentre-left
Colorsred, silver
Assembly of the
Representatives
of the People
0 / 217
Website
www.alirada.tn
The party's old logo before renaming

HistoryEdit

After his defeat in the 2014 presidential election, Moncef Marzouki announced that he would create a new political party before the end of 2015. It was given a temporary name, Citizen People Movement.[4]

The party was officially established on 20 December 2015.[3]

In September 2018, 80 executives and other members left the party. They justified their decision by the impossibility of reforming the party at the political and organizational levels as well as the presidential ambitions of Marzouki. The latter hindered the party from positioning seriously against the ruling coalition, according to a statement of the resigning members. They also accused the coalition of having plunged Tunisia into an unprecedented political crisis, contributed to the impoverishment of the people and the rooting of fraudulent and corrupt practices. Irada's spokesman Abdulwahid Yahyawi reacted to the wave of departures by calling them painful but predictable due to the conflicts that were dividing the party before.[5]

In April 2019 after the defections, the party changed its name to the Movement Party.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Adnène Mansar : le Mouvement du peuple des citoyens se transformera en un parti politique". directinfo.webmanagercenter.com (in French). 4 December 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Émanation du CPR, Tounes Al-Irada se réclame de la social-démocratie". gnet.tn (in French). 23 December 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Former Tunisian president Marzoukilaunches political party, attacks government". Alaraby.co.uk. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Tunisia: 'Citizen People Movement to Become Political Party By End of 2015,' - Mansar". AllAfrica.com. 4 December 2015. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  5. ^ "[French:] Le comportement de Moncef Marzouki mis en cause: 80 cadres et responsables du parti Harak Tounes Al-Irada démissionnent". HuffPost Maghreb.com. 19 September 2018. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Tunisie : le parti politique de Moncef Marzouki change de nom". tunisienumerique.com (in French). 26 April 2019. Retrieved 11 August 2019.