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Tunisia’s president calls constitutional referendum followed by elections in 2022

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The Tunisian president, Kais Saied, has announced a constitutional referendum to be held next July, a year to the day after he seized broad powers in moves his opponents call a coup. Laying out the timeline for his pr...

Tunisia’s president names new government as fiscal crisis looms

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Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, has appointed a new government by decree, 11 weeks after he ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control. The prime minister, Najla Bouden, appointed...

Tunisia’s president names Najla Bouden as country’s first female PM

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Tunisia’s president named geologist Najla Bouden as the country’s first ever female prime minister-designate on Wednesday, to form a government with limited executive clout after the president seized wide-ranging powe...

Tunisia’s president to ignore parts of the constitution and rule by decree

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Tunisia’s president Kais Saied has declared that he will rule by decree and ignore parts of the constitution as he prepares to change the political system, prompting immediate opposition from rivals. Saied has held ne...

Tunisia’s political crisis greeted with indifference on streets of capital

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Two days after Tunisia’s stumbling democracy ground to a halt, the streets of the country’s capital were quiet, even indifferent on Tuesday, with the presence of army troops near a TV station one of the few symbols of...

The Guardian view on Tunisia’s coup: a spring that turns to winter

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In 2011 Tunisia was the first Arab nation to topple its dictator, and the only one where genuine democracy survives. But events in the capital, Tunis, suggest that the country is experiencing a counter-revolution. On ...