Tunisia to vote on Saied’s controversial constitution

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Tunisians will vote on Monday on a constitution that would give President Kais Saied almost unchecked powers, a key moment in his plan to overhaul the political system in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. The referendum takes place a year to the day after Saied sacked the government and suspended parliament in a decisive blow against the country’s often chaotic young democracy. His opponents have called for a boycott, but while observers have predicted most Tunisians will snub the poll, few doubt the charter will pass. “The biggest unknown in this referendum is the turnout and whether it will…

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