Amid boycott calls and low turn-out, Tunisia passes constitutional referendum

Tunisian president Kais Saied has claimed victory after his proposed constitution was approved in a referendum. However, the turnout was only around 30% and opposition forces have dismissed its legitimacy

July 29, 2022 by Peoples Dispatch

The new constitution proposed by Tunisian President Kais Saied has been approved in a referendum in which only around 30% of the citizens voted. The referendum was held on July 25 amid widespread calls for boycott by opposition parties and civil society. 94.6 percent of voters adopted the constitution, according to numbers released by the Tunisian Independent Higher Election Authority.