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Tunisian parliamentary elections 2022 Tunisian parliamentary elections see voter turnout of less than 9% 

These were the first parliamentary elections held under President Kais Saied’s new political system. All of Tunisia’s major political parties had called for a boycott of the elections 

Elections in Tunisia Tunisian political parties term upcoming elections “illegitimate” and call for boycott

Elections are taking place in Tunisia more than a year after President Kais Saied dismissed the last elected government

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

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

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

Tunisia new constitution Tunisian political parties and trade unions reject president’s move to enact a new constitution 

The UGTT, Tunisia’s main trade union, and major left parties gave calls for boycott of the national dialogue initiated by President Kais Saied last week, almost a year after he dismissed the elected government 

Citizens protest in Tunisia Thousands march in Tunisia against president’s continuing power-grab

The demonstrations went ahead despite heavy presence of security forces and riot control personnel to prevent protesters from joining

Tunisian president brings electoral changes Tunisian president announces changes to electoral system in yet another controversial move

Several opposition parties have already indicated that they will not participate in any constitutional referendum or elections based on a new set of rules drawn up unilaterally by the president