US voices concern over Tunisia’s democracy

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The United States raised concerns over Tunisia’s democracy on Thursday after President Kais Saied introduced a new constitution giving himself far more powers, but the broad reaction among Western democracies was muted. The new constitution was endorsed in a referendum the president held on Monday, a year after Saied moved to shut down the elected parliament and start ruling by decree. The new constitution, which passed in a landslide victory amid low turnout, effectively freezes Tunisia’s experiment with democracy. @AlessandraBajec lays out what it means, and what could be in store for Tunisi…

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