Tunisian organizations massively support President Ben Ali candidacy

Tunis - September 5, 2004
As soon he formally presented his candidacy for a new term in office, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali received the sweeping endorsement and support of various organizations, unions and associations in Tunis.

  • In a statement, issued on September 4, 2004, The national council of the Tunisian Union of Industry, Commerce and Handicrafts (UTICA) announced its total endorsement of the candidacy of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to next presidential elections. It also emphasized its commitment to working with enthusiasm and dedication for the success of the elections.
  • The central council of the Tunisian Union of Agriculture and Fishing (UTAP) announced in a statement issued September 4, 2004, its unanimous support for the candidacy of President Ben Ali. It stressed the deep conviction of all farmers and fishermen that the process of reform and progress will continue making strides under the leadership of President Ben Ali.
  • The National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT) announced on September 4, 2004, its “strong endorsement” to the candidacy of President Ben Ali as “the sole candidate of Tunisian women”. The UNFT also expressed in its statement the feelings of pride shared by its members in the achievements accomplished by Tunisian women. It also emphasized the support of all women of Tunisia to President Ben Ali and his policies.
  • Other strong endorsements to the candidacy of President Ben Ali to next presidential elections have been announced by the Tunisian Union of Social Solidarity, the Tunisian Union of Youth Organizations, the Tunisian Writers’ Union, the Organization for the Defense of Consumers, the Tunisian Organization for Education and the Family, the Tunisian Engineers’ Association, the National Pharmacists’ Association, the National Council of the Medical Doctors’ Association, the Tunisian Mothers’ Association, the Tunisian Young Lawyers’ Association, the Arab Family Association and the African League for Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights.

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