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Tunisia waiting for new political phase

Amir Bouka

Press TV, Tunis

Tunisia has been witnessing a wave of dismissals of officials in government and judicial positions over the past days which ended the tenure of more than 30 officials until Fridays evening.

President Kais Saied denounced the poor performance of Hisham Al-Mashishi's government in the epidemiological crisis. The country has been struggling with growing COVID infections and deaths, police brutality and dwindling economic prospects for many months.

The Tunisian General Labor Union, the largest union in Tunisia, said earlier in a statement that it had prepared a road map to get out of the current crisis. But people are not optimistic.

A number of Tunisian political parties that support the decisions of President Kais Saied met and formed a political organization to create a national consensus.

President Saeed’s decision to dissolve Parliament have been welcomed by many sides in Tunisia but Ennahdha, as the largest party in Parliament enjoys strong support in the country. Ennahdha has been key part of successive coalition governments since 2011.

The circle of calls demanding President Kais Saied to clarify the roadmap for the next stage expanded after he announced exceptional measures on the twenty-fifth of July that led to the freezing of the work of Parliament and the previous government, while observers point out that the president’s hesitation and delay in announcing his plan would benefit his opponents.

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