Tunisia’s Democracy In Peril

Kevin Ivey | 08/24/2021

On July 25, 2021, Tunisian President Kais Saied froze Parliament for 30 days, dismissed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi from his post suspended legal immunity for all lawmakers in what he said was a strike against corruption in the ruling class. Above, Rached Ghannouchi, president of the assembly and the Islamist Ennahdha party, and some deputies attempted to enter the assembly building in Tunis early on July 26 only to be denied access by the military. Protests across the Arab world...

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