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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

Daily Round-up | Gustavo Petro wins in Colombia, Mélenchon surges in France

In this episode, we bring you stories from the election results in Colombia and France, protests in Tunisia and the escalating economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka

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 

Thai court rules calls for reform as “attempts to overthrow the monarchy” and other stories

Today we look at a Thai court ruling declaring calls for reform “attempts to overthrow the monarchy”, a strike in Tunisia after the death of an anti-landfill protestor, and more

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

Tunisia journalists attacked Protesting journalists at Tunisian state news agency face police violence

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

Tunisia’s prime minister, Elyes Fakhkah, resigns after allegations of financial wrongdoing

Ennahda, the largest party in the ruling coalition, had moved a motion of no confidence in Fakhfakh citing clash of interest due to allegations of the prime minister holding shares in companies getting government contracts worth USD 15 million.

Unemployment protests in Tunisia continue for the third day

Protests continue in Tunisia for a third day to demand better economic conditions and an end to police brutality against protesters

Tunisians protest against unemployment

They also demanded that public sector jobs should be made available for the unemployed.