E-Istichara: a means of legitimisation for Kaïs Saied

In light of the first results of the E-istichara initiated by President Kais Saied being announced, inkytalk looks back at the very notion of consultation, the methodological aspect necessary for such a process, and the President's hasty interpretation of the results.
12 April 2022
series [{"user_id":"1473","role":"Mixing - Sound Design - Music"},{"user_id":"1363","role":"Illustration"}] https://inkyfada.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Podcast-Inkyfada-EP4.mp3 Inkytalk | Épisode 4 : E-Istichara : un outil de légitimation pour Kaïs Saied - إنكي توك | الحلقة 4 : الاستشارة الالكترونية: أداة قيس سعيد لتبرير شرعيته Épisode 4 : E-Istichara : un outil de légitimation pour Kaïs Saied - الحلقة 4 : الاستشارة الالكترونية: أداة قيس سعيد لتبرير شرعيته À la lumière de l’annonce des premiers résultats de la E-istichara initiée par le Président Kais Saied, inkytalk revient sur le concept même de consultation, l’aspect méthodologique nécessaire à un tel exercice, et l’interprétation précipitée des chiffres par le Président.
في ضوء الإعلان عن نتائج الاستشارة الإلكترونية التي أطلقها الرئيس قيس سعيد، تعود هذه الحلقة من برنامج إنكي توك على مفهوم الاستشارة نفسه والجانب المنهجي الذي تتطلبه والتأويل المتعجل الذي سارع إليه الرئيس.
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Inkyfada Podcast
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Oussema Gaidi
Marwen Ben Mustapha

In this fourth episode of inkytalk, we take a look at the definition of national consultation and how it can be used as a tool for direct citizen participation. Throughout this discussion, our guests reflect on the lack of methodology in the elaboration of this consultation, leading to a critical reading of its results.

We also take an overarching look at the process adopted by Kais Saied, and his ambition to adapt this consultation to his political project. This consequently raises a real issue of legitimacy in the face of a participation rate that is deemed insufficient to decide on a fundamental change of the political system through the amendment of the Constitution.


Chayma Mehdi, Director of inkylab, research and development department at inkyfada

Haythem Benzid, Head of Information and Communication at Al Bawsala

Slim Amamou, Member of the Tunisian Pirate Party

Emna Mornagui, Journalist at inkyfada

Moderator: Emna Chebaane, Editorial Director at inkyfada

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