Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Experts react: What’s next after Tunisian president’s parliamentary freeze? (Atlantic Council)

Karim Mezran, Haykel Ben Mahfoudh, Alia Brahimi, Andrew G. Farrand, Alessia Melcangi, Emadeddin Badi, Alissa Pavia write: On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Saied took drastic measures to bring “peace” to Tunisia and “save the state” from a political system that he claims is plagued by corruption and unfit to handle the current economic and health crises facing the country. President Saied invoked Article 80 of Tunisia’s constitution to sack Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and freeze parliament. By invoking Article 80, which entitles the president to take the necessary measures to halt any imminent “danger threatening the integrity of the country,” Saied assumed full powers under the executive branch. In a publicly broadcast speech, President Saied said he would name a new prime minister within the next thirty days—a deadline which Saied said can be extended until the “situation settles down.”

go to Atlantic Council: Experts react: What’s next after Tunisian president’s parliamentary freeze? – Atlantic Council

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – A Coup in Tunisia? (CSIS)

Will Todman writes: On Sunday July 25, Tunisian president Kais Saied invoked emergency powers, fired the prime minister, and suspended parliament for 30 days. Saied declared that he would govern alongside a new prime minister. In a televised address, he said the measures would remain in place “until social peace returns to Tunisia and until we save the state.” Tunisia, long hailed as the only success story of the Arab Spring uprisings, now faces its most dangerous political crisis since the revolution a decade ago.

go to CSIS: A Coup in Tunisia? | Center for Strategic and International Studies (csis.org)

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Tunisia tries to reassure as Ennahdha presses for early elections (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: Tunisia’s foreign minister phoned his counterparts in the European Union, as well as Turkey and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to reassure them after the president suspended parliament and dismissed the government, the ministry said late on Tuesday, as the opposition called for elections. Foreign Minister Othman Jerandi said he explained that the extraordinary measures were temporary and that his counterparts pledged their continued support to the fledgling democracy.

go to Al Jazeera: Tunisia tries to reassure as Ennahdha presses for early elections | Politics News | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Turmoil in Tunisia: Is democracy at risk? (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: The birthplace of the Arab Spring is in crisis. Tunisia’s president has sacked the prime minister and put a freeze on parliament for 30 days, following weeks of protests against the government’s handling of the pandemic, poverty and high unemployment. The biggest political party, Ennahda, is calling it a coup. But many Tunisians celebrated President Kais Saied’s actions, which he says were needed to save the country. What’s behind the turmoil? And where does this leave Tunisia’s young democracy?

Presenter: Kamahl Santamaria

Guests:

Saida Ounissi – member of the Tunisian parliament and international spokesperson for the Ennahda Party

Mesaoud Romdhani – human rights activist and member of the executive bureau of Euromed Rights

Fadil Aliriza – editor-in-chief of Meshkal, a Tunisian news and analysis website

go to Al Jazeera: Turmoil in Tunisia: Is democracy at risk? | Tunisia | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Tunisia president sacks defence minister amid political turmoil (Euractiv, AFP)

Euractiv writes: Tunisian President Kais Saied sacked the defence minister Monday (26 July), a day after ousting the prime minister and suspending parliament, plunging the young democracy into constitutional crisis in the midst of a pandemic.

go to Euractiv: Tunisia president sacks defence minister amid political turmoil – EURACTIV.com

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Kais Saied’s power grab in Tunisia (Brookings)

Sharan Grewal writes: On July 25, Tunisian President Kais Saied froze the parliament, dismissed the prime minister, and announced he will temporarily rule by decree. Flanked by military and security officials, Saied also rescinded parliamentary immunity, threatening to subject corrupt parliamentarians to the law “despite their wealth and positions.” On July 26, he also issued a nationwide curfew for 30 days.

go to Brookings: Kais Saied’s power grab in Tunisia (brookings.edu)

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – World reacts to Tunisia’s political turmoil (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: Tunisian President Kais Saied’s decision to suspend parliament and dismiss the prime minister sparked protests at home where the biggest political party decried it as a “coup”. The decision was condemned as an attack on democracy by his rivals. Foreign governments have also voiced concern.

go to Al Jazeera: World reacts to Tunisia’s political turmoil | Tunisia News | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Tunisia crisis: Clashes at parliament day after PM sacked – Live (Al Jazeera)

 

  • Street clashes outside army-barricaded parliament, a day after President Kais Saied removed the prime minister and suspended parliament
  • Move followed nationwide protests over economic troubles and government mishandling of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Troops blocked parliamentary speaker and Ennahdha party leader Rached Ghannouchi from entering the building on Monday.

go to Al Jazeera: Tunisia crisis: Clashes at parliament day after PM sacked – Live | Tunisia News | Al Jazeera

Categorie
Analysis

Tunisia – Tunisia police storm Al Jazeera office in Tunis (Al Jazeera)

Al Jazeera writes: Tunisian police has stormed Al Jazeera’s bureau in the capital Tunis, expelling all the staff, after President Kais Saied late on Sunday ousted the government in a move his foes called a coup. At least 20 heavily armed plainclothes police officers entered the office on Monday, Al Jazeera journalists in Tunis reported, saying the officers did not have warrants for the raid.

go to Al Jazeera website: Tunisia police storm Al Jazeera office in Tunis | Freedom of the Press News | Al Jazeera

Page 1 of 6
1 2 3 6