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August 8, 2022
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Tunisian crisis escalates as president dissolves parliament

Kais Saied acts after parliament votes to repeal decrees he used to assume near total power

Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, has issued a decree dissolving parliament, which has been suspended since last year, after it defied him by voting to repeal decrees he had used to assume near total power.

Speaking after an online session of more than half the parliament members, their first since he suspended the chamber in July, Saied accused them of a failed coup and a conspiracy against state security and ordered investigations into them.

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