Separate protests were organized by the Workers’ Party and the Ennahda party over the weekend. At the first protest, speakers called for a third way between Kais Saied’s dictatorship and the Islamist parties
A crisis of political governance has complicated the pandemic response in Tunisia. Health activists are demanding that the country’s primary health care network be utilized properly for ensuring greater vaccine coverage
20 Tunisian and international human rights groups also denounced the president’s actions in a joint statement, calling them unilateral, authoritarian and in violation of the Tunisian constitution
Most of the political groups in the country are divided on Saied’s move, with some of them openly supporting it and calling it a much-needed “reform process” in the country. However, leftist parties in the country, such as the Workers Party, opposed president Saied’s move calling it a coup.
After sacking the prime minister and suspending the parliament in July, president Kais Saied issued decree 117 on Wednesday, according to which he can rule by bypassing the provisions of the constitution adopted in 2014
The Tunisian General Labor Union and various political parties have condemned president Kais Saied’s moves to consolidate his power through a fresh series of pronouncements issued last week
The statement comes after a weekend of protests opposing the president’s actions in July, which many call a coup and unconstitutional
President Kais Saied had last week indicated his intent to bring changes to the 2014 constitution. This is months after he sacked the prime minister and suspended the parliament in what many called was a ‘presidential coup’ to wrest total power in the country
The leftist Workers’ Party of Tunisia released a statement on Monday condemning the president’s moves and calling them a violation of the constitution.
As protests against the mismanagement of the pandemic and deepening economic crisis continue, many warn that the president’s moves violate the constitution and endanger Tunisia’s constitution
The country reported multiple vaccination centers witnessing stampedes after the health ministry opened them up for vaccinations for all above the age of 18 on the occasion of Eid al-Adha
The Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH) in a statement condemned the violence unleashed by the security forces. They accused the government of prime minister Hichem Mechichi of trying to “silence the voices of protest.”