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Tunisians Protest Power Grab by President Kais Saied

HeadlineSep 28, 2021

In Tunisia, over 100 senior officials with the country’s largest political party have resigned, protesting President Kais Saied’s ousting of the Tunisian prime minister and his suspension of parliament in July. Opponents are decrying an attempted coup after Saied gave himself executive authority. On Sunday, thousands of protesters gathered in the capital Tunis demanding Saied step down.

Abdelfattah Saied: “He is acting like he is the sun that is rising on the country, the general prosecutor, the president, the parliament, the government, like he is everything. Even his authority that revised the constitutional laws, it is like he is saying, 'I am your god almighty.' That is what it means. No, this must be removed. The Tunisian people deserve better than this.”

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