Ten days after a largely boycotted vote on a new Constitution pushed forward by president Kais Saied, official results have yet to be announced, while a new IMF loan is urgently needed to keep the country afloat. The coming weeks will be crucial for the destiny of the young North African democracy.
- Pro- and anti-Saied demonstrators are staging a growing “squares battle” after the centralization of powers in the hands of the President.
- From Egypt to Tunisia, from Algeria to Morocco, Islamist and democratic hopes alike have been dashed, or crashed. Time to reflect on how that could happen.
- The poorly known Tunisian geologist was tasked by President Saied of forming a new government. Will she have any space to deliver?
- Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïed has announced the extension “until further notice” of the state of exception. While free voices are increasingly intimidated.
- Eighty-seven per cent of Tunisians support the President’s decision to ‘freeze’ parliament’s work for 30 days. Yet the danger of an authocratic swing is high.
- Ahead of a much-awaited government confidence vote, Ennahda and the other main Tunisian parties weigh the price of compromise