Tunisia
Tunisia protest Protests erupts in Tunisia over rise in prices of essential commodities 

The protests add to the ongoing political uncertainty in the country, as major opposition parties have announced a boycott of the upcoming legislative elections in December 

Workers Party of Tunisia Workers’ Party leads the battle to save democracy in Tunisia

The Workers Party of Tunisia continues steadfast in the popular mobilization against President Kais Saied’s attempts to undermine the values of the 2011 revolution following his ‘presidential coup’ last year

Ali Jallouli: ‘The Tunisian people are against absolute autocracy’

The Tunisian people have resisted the authoritarian moves of Kais Saied and insist on the defense of democracy and freedom

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

Tunisia referendum Despite low turn-out, Tunisian president Kais Saied claims victory in constitutional referendum

Only around 30% of voters turned up for the referendum on a new constitution for Tunisia. However, the government of Kais Saied claimed that over 94% of those who voted were in favor of the new document

Low turnout in referendum on new constitution in Tunisia

Preliminary numbers indicate a very low voter turnout in the referendum which was held amid boycott and protests by major opposition groups

Nine arrested in police crackdown on protests in Tunisia

Several human rights defenders and progressive activists were detained during a mass protest against authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied

What is the controversy around Tunisian President Kais Saied’s draft constitution?

Fadil Aliriza, founder and editor-in-chief of Meshkal, talks about the draft constitution presented by Tunisian president Kais Saied for a referendum and talks about why there is dissatisfaction about the document

Tunisian President Kais Saied releases new draft constitution ahead of referendum

The draft constitution, which has not been fully released to the public, provides increased power to the president, and decenters the role of the parliament and judiciary

Tunisia protests Mass actions against President Kais Saied’s rule intensify in Tunisia

Tunisia witnessed numerous protests on Sunday, June 19. The country’s largest trade union UGTT observed a national strike last week, while judges have decided to extend their strike for a third consecutive week

Tunisia judges strike Judges in Tunisia go on strike opposing Kais Saied’s decision to sack 57 of their colleagues 

The judges’ strike adds to the growing number of public actions against President Kais Saied’s rule by decrees and his reforms to politics and administration in Tunisia

National strike in Tunisia UGTT Tunisia’s largest trade union calls for national strike against President Saied’s economic policies

The government led by President Kais Saied has proposed massive cuts in basic subsidies and a freeze on wages of public sector employees to fulfill the main conditions for a fresh USD 4 billion loan from the IMF