The people and the youth of Tunisia have, with their rebellion that at this moment has lasted for several weeks, shaken the dictatorship of Ben Ali. The flight of the dictator is a first victory of the Tunisian people. The rebellion and the victory of the workers and the youth constitute an important example, a rich experience for the peoples of the world.
Once again it is proven that regimens based on the repressive police apparatus, apparently indestructible, can not keep standing, confronted with the force and firm will of resistance of the people and its youth.
The defeat of Ben Alí, that made him flee with his cronies, the end of their privileges, the practical destruction of the party in power (RCD) that during decades directed the country with an iron glove, the liberation of the political prisoners, the exercise of democratic freedoms, like the freedom of the press, of association and of expression, are very important achievements. They are changes unimaginable some days ago.
However, the Tunisian people can advance further on this road. It can strengthen this first victory with measures like: The formation of a provisional democratic government; The organization of free elections of a Constituent Assembly; The elaboration of a new Constitution and the basic laws of the new democratic regimen; Adoption of concrete, economic measures, in favor of the workers, concretely adopting financial measures in favor of the unemployed, union members and political activists; Recognition of all political parties; Demolition of the symbols and the institutions of the late regimen, etc.
The Tunisian people can take this struggle to a new culmination with the victory of the democratic revolution.
These are the immediate tasks that the fraternal Communist Party of the Workers of Tunisia puts forward and it is the foundation of the organization ofthe struggle.
The International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations, states:
- Our unconditional support for the revolutionary process and the just and legitimate rebellion of the Tunisian people, saluting its victories.
.- We congratulate the activists and the leadership of PCOT' for the decisive role they exercise at the head of the popular fight for freedom, democracy and social justice; we wish them complete success.
Long live the rebellion and the victory of the Tunisian people!
Long live the international solidarity of the workers and of the peoples!
The International Conference of Marxist-Leninist Parties and Organizations (ICMLPO)