Jaffal indicated that the Tunisian president will set up a “temporary body”, without revealing more details about this step.
This announcement comes after Qais Saeed said, last Sunday, that he had decided to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council, which is the body concerned with the independence of the judiciary, considering that the Council has become a thing of the past.
Saeed took the step after his stinging criticism of the judges for months, when he repeatedly stated that he would not allow there to be a state for the judiciary, but rather a state judiciary.
He frequently criticized the judiciary’s delay in issuing rulings in cases of corruption and terrorism, saying that there is corruption and that he is determined to reform the judiciary.
Saeed said this month that the judiciary is a function only within the state and not an authority. Last month, he also canceled all financial privileges for council members.
The Supreme Judicial Council is a constitutional institution that enjoys independence, and its powers include the proper functioning of the judiciary and ensuring its independence, in addition to disciplining judges and granting them professional promotions.
Qais Saeed dismissed the government and suspended parliament, last July, saying that his measures were aimed at saving the country.