Tunisians shun Saied’s controversial constitution

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A year into a one-man rule, Tunisia holds its breath as voting kicks off on Kais Saied’s new constitution today, a legal text widely seen as a threat to the democracy in the birthplace of the 2011 Arab uprising. From Bizerte to Tataouine, hundreds of Tunisians head to the voting polls that opened up in the morning. Sources in Tunis said that most early bird voters were in their forties or older. Meanwhile, younger Tunisians have decided to boycott the referendum, saying they will not participate in “Saied’s theater”. “I did not read the new constitution that Saied wrote, and I will not go vote…

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