Tunisia ‘in uncertainty’ as Saied proceeds on constitution

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With opposition voices silenced and an economy on the brink, experts say Tunisia is “wallowing in uncertainty” as President Kais Saied readies to ask the public for their thoughts on a new constitution. The former law professor, who on 25 July sacked the government, suspended parliament and seized wide-ranging powers, has long called for an overhaul of the country’s dysfunctional post-revolution political system. His moves have been decried as a “coup” by his opponents. On 13 December, Saied laid out a roadmap for drafting a new constitution, which is set to grant more powers to the executive …

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