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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

Protest in Tunisia Tunisians protest authoritarian moves by President Kais Saied

Demands have been raised for the president to resign and the government to immediately hold legislative and presidential elections in the country

Tunisia new judicial council Tunisians protest presidential decree forming new judicial council

The decree, which was issued on Sunday, gave the president significant additional powers over judicial appointments, disciplinary action and dismissals, and introduced certain judicial reforms. It also bans judges from organized collective action

Political prisoners in Tunisia Human Rights Watch chronicles use of secret arbitrary detentions in Tunisia

The rights group called upon the Tunisian government to immediately stop the use of secret arbitrary detentions, first introduced during the state of emergency imposed in 2015 to crush dissent in the country

Protester dies in Tunisia Protester dies after being injured in crackdown on anti-government demonstrations in Tunisia

57-year-old Ridha Bouziane died in hospital five days after he was injured during protests against the government of president Kais Saied in Tunis on January 14

Tunisia president Tunisian president announces constitutional referendum and general elections in 2022

The constitutional referendum is scheduled to be held on July 25, 2022, exactly a year after president Kais Saied took control of all executive and legislative powers in Tunisia through a series of exceptional measures. Critics and opposition political parties have called his actions a “presidential coup”

Labor union, political parties condemn moves by Tunisia’s president to consolidate power

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

Tunisian president Activists in Tunisia reject calls by president to amend constitution

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 

Progressive movements warn of right-wing coup against Pedro Castillo and other stories

Today we look at ALBA Movements’ statement on the coup attempts in Peru, fuel and medical shortages in Lebanon as the government cuts subsidies, and more

Progressives allege Tunisian president violated constitutional order, protests continue

The leftist Workers’ Party of Tunisia released a statement on Monday condemning the president’s moves and calling them a violation of the constitution.

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