The President of the new Constitutional Reform Council, Mr. Abdellatif Mennouni, invited members of the Youth movement for consultations about the constitutional reform process. The Feb 20 movement declined the invitation. The Feb20 movement will hold a press conference on Friday April 8th in order to explain the reasons behind this choice. We welcome the news and look forward to hearing about the next steps forward.
We can assume that refusing to engage with Mennouni and the Constitutional Council is motivated by a legitimacy concern. The Feb 20 movement members are opposed to the Council because it was created through a top to bottom approach, with nominated rather than elected membership.
Beyond explaining their rebuttal of Mennouni’s invite, we hope that through this press conference, the Feb20 movement will also present a proposal for the constitutional reform process, and their platform of choice for its membership, agenda, and implementation.