Tunisia’s president extends suspension of parliament until further notice

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Tunisian President Kais Saied has extended “until further notice” the suspension of parliament, which has been suspended since the July 25 coup that gave Saied full power.

On July 25, Mr. Saied invoked the constitution to grant himself full powers, dismiss the head of government, Hichem Mechichi, and suspend parliament for 30 days.

On Monday evening Mr. Saied “issued a presidential decree extending the exceptional measures concerning the suspension of the activities of the parliament as well as the lifting of the immunity of all deputies until further notice,” said the presidency in a brief statement on its Facebook page.

In addition to the extension of the suspension of parliamentary activities, analysts expected the president to announce new measures to reassure public opinion and the international community but this was not the case.

Data source: Africa news

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