The Vice President of Tunisia’s Ennahda Movement, Abdelfattah Mourou has announced his retirement from active politics in the country. Mourou 72, is a co-founder of Ennahda Movement in 1969 in Tunisia. He resigned from the movement in 1991 as a result of conflict with the former President Zinen Ali. Mourou later rejoined the Movement in July 2012.
Mourou has contested presidential election three times and failed. He contested for the third time last year under the Ennahda Movement and failed.
Speaking to private radio station Mosaique, Mourou said his decision to quit politics has nothing to do with Ennahda or any political party. He said his decision to retire from the political life was taken a few months ago, citing his absence from political activities or talk in recent months.
According to him “I no longer have a place in public political life,” he said. I’m 72 year-old now and the country is heading to new developments, so I decided to quit politics as the political scene needs younger people.”Mourou concluded