Tunisia ‘in uncertainty’ as Saied proceeds on constitution

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Al-Araby

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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