Two months after adopting exceptional powers, Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed spoke on Monday, September 21, to clarify his direction. In fact, he has, in particular, reiterated the measures taken on 25 July.
as reported from Tunis, Amira Souilem
It is in the middle of a room full of sympathizers that Kaïs Saïed, the President of Tunisia, spoke this Monday evening. Hard, face closed and showed no signs of nervousness, he announcedthe exceptional measures would remain in force. Parliament therefore remains frozen. The immunity of the deputies was increased.
A speech live from Sidi Bouzid, the cradle of the Tunisian revolution. The only new features: the forthcoming announcement of a new election code, but also the announcement of future transitional measures.
A statement that raised concerns among many members of Tunisian civil society on social networks; Some wonder whether these measures mean the end of the constitutional order in Tunisia.
President Kaïs Saïed’s speech finally seems to have raised more questions than answers. hundreds of Tunisians demonstrated last weekend against what they call a “coup” by Kaïs Saïed.