Tunisia set for a new constitution giving Saied more power

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A new Tunisian constitution giving far more power to President Kais Saied passed in a referendum with a 30.5 percent turnout, the electoral commission said on Tuesday, tightening his grip in what critics fear is a march to a new era of autocracy. The commission said 95 percent of voters approved the constitution in Monday’s referendum boycotted by opposition groups, which accuse Saied of staging a coup against the young democracy that emerged from Tunisia’s Arab Spring uprising of 2011. correcting a typo: KS text is now THE #constitution of #Tunisia. The electoral body, #ISIE, just announced t…

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