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Tunisia, President Said extends the suspension of parliament membership “until further notice”. Opposition: “coup”. But the polls are rewarding

in a Tunisia The countdown is over. On August 23 at midnight the 30 days during which it has expired Kais SaiedThe president decided that Temporary Freezing of Parliament’s Activities Tunisian. For weeks, part of civil society has been asking Saeed for guarantees and making them public road map: It is not actually clear what are the next steps for the president, who exercises executive power at the moment after the repatriation of the former prime minister Hisham Al-Mashishi, at the head of a technical government until July 25. happy that lasts control decreesNo clear indications were given in this regard. However, it was expected, at the end of the 30th day, that he did not intend to return to the previous formation.

To confirm this, a statement was published minutes after midnight: The activities of the Tunisian Parliament remain Hung up other ads About. deputies, Without parliamentary immunity. To justify this decision, the professor of law elected in 2019 again appealed Article 80 of the 2014 constitution. But the text of the article in question does not raise the possibility of dissolving Parliament (which on the contrary should remain a role even in the case of “extraordinary measures”, as we have read), Nor is the maximum duration of the measures taken by the President. The dissolution of the contract at the end of the 30th is up to the Constitutional Court, a court that has never been appointed.

Today’s party Renaissance accusing the chief irregular base, calling for a return to “the normal work of institutions.” But, in the past, the majority party in Parliament has blocked the way when it came to the appointment of the Constitutional Court, a decision which the president himself later postponed. Tunisia thus finds itself without that counterforce capable of controlling and, if necessary, limiting Said’s options. However, the president is still appreciated by public opinion who considered the parties and supporters of the previous government responsible for bringing country on the sidewalk Ten years after the 2011 revolution.

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The accusations made by the protesters against those “doing business on the shoulders of the majority” were read for months – if not years – on the banners of those who take to the streets not against the regime, but against corruption and its corruption. representative. Kais Saied himself was elected following a massive vote Feeling ‘anti-system’ which led, a few months ago, to the creation of a party that Tunisian political scientists know as also populist (Qalb Tounes Billionair Nabil KarouiSaeed’s rival during the second round of the presidential elections). Thus the independent professor who campaigned in marginal areas, without funding, now rules the country promising to save the revolution. If we were to vote again today, in fact, according to his latest poll sigma board, Said will get more than 90% of the votes. If he decides to form a party – something that could happen in the coming weeks, something even polling stations are expecting – it will be placed second, at 20%, behind the regime’s nostalgia. I’m on driven by Abeer Moussa (Free Constitutional Party).

Meanwhile, during the month of August, Saeed started a kind of Hand cleaning process, sending ministers of the interior (primarily the ministers of the interior, justice, and defence), ambassadors (such as the one in Washington) but above all public administration officials and local governors, replacing them with figures close to him. Then the president started a series of judicial investigations, pressing the accelerator when the justice times were too long. Several figures belonging to the majority party in parliament, Ennahda, and its hard-line conservative ally, ended up in the crossfire of military justice. Al-Karama. After initially criticizing the decisions of the Kais Saied party Rashid Ghannouchi collapsed. Positions are so divergent within the same Shura Council that leader Ghannouchi decided yesterday to dismiss all members of the Executive Board for party reform. Then the country remains suspended pending the autumn months, during which protests have intensified for years by those demanding better living conditions and new economic and social reforms to support the population. over there Economic crisis Despite everything, Kais Saied’s main challenge remains.

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