Tunisia is praised for being the only country where the Arab Spring succeeded. But Tunisia’s democracy could be in danger. This perspective published by the Middle East Monitor is by Halima Ben Nasr. Here is an excerpt:
Tunisia is currently witnessing a prolonged political stalemate amid increasing tension and fear for the country’s future and democratic ideals in the Arab world.
The core of the political impasse faced by the country lies in a conflict between the three presidencies in Carthage, Kasbah and Bardo (the presidency institution, the government and the parliament). This comes as rumours circulate about President Kais Saied’s coup against sovereign institutions, his attempt to rule alone and taking Tunisia backwards through consolidating a dictatorial regime.
Saied’s recent speech about his absolute power over the security forces, stripping the prime minister of the jurisdictions granted to him by the constitution and the recent visit he made to Egypt to meet with Abdel Fattah El-Sisi have further deepened fears creating a state of confusion.
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