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.
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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
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 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.”
Protests against police brutality were organized for the fourth consecutive day after a Tunisian man arrested on drugs-related charges died in police custody. The man’s family has alleged that he was beaten to death
Journalists of the state-owned Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP) had protested the appointment of Kamel Ben Younes due to its political nature and his record as a propagandist of the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali regime
The journalists’ union, in coordination with labor unions, has called for a general strike on April 22 to protest what they claim is a politically motivated appointment to the post of the Chief Executive Officer of the state news agency, TAP
Last week, thousands of protesters and Ennahda supporters participated in a rally expressing support for prime minister Hichem Mechichi in his dispute with the president over a recent cabinet reshuffle and new ministerial appointments announced earlier this year