The Qatari regime continued its attempts to penetrate Tunisia; seeks enabling its MB agents in the next presidential elections.
Doha supported alliance of Ennahda and Youssef Chahed and exploited the state institutions to exclude prominent rivals, showered their competitors with false accusations.
Chahed arrested 3 of his rivals in the race for Carthage Palace, but politicians warned against election fraud by Ennahda and Chahed, considering the arrests as a part of a conspiracy to neutralize rivals.
Ridha Belhaj, leader of Nidaa Tounes, criticized Chahed’s kowtow to Ennahda and condemned arresting Nabil Al-Qarawi, Lotfi Merikhi and Hamma Hammami.
Belhaj also said that detaining them is illegal since there is no court ruling.
Republican People's Union exposed the plots to exclude its leader, assuring that Chahed and the MB resorted to scorched-earth policy.
However, Presidential candidate Leila Hammami rose up against the malicious moves and went on hunger strike refusing to rig Tunisian elections.