The Revolutionary Gathering of Zintan reiterated in a statement on Sunday, its rejection to "the coup attempt" by Abdullah Thini's government against the legitimate bodies, by appointing a steering council to replace the elected municipal council of the city.

The statement described the attempt as a failure and held Al-Thini the legal and social responsibility for sowing discord among the people of Zintan.

They also underscored their determination to defend their democratic choice and their right to vote.

Al-Thini issued a decision in late July, in which he replaced the elected councils of several municipalities including Zintan city with other appointed steering councils.