Tunisia is the only Arab country that came out of the Arab Spring as a democracy. However, President Kais Saied is now reversing those democratic gains. This article by Aleena Malik is published by The Globe Post. Here is an excerpt:
President Kais Saied is dismantling Tunisian democracy piece by piece while the world watches. Tunisia, touted as the only successful democracy to emerge from the Arab Spring, is losing its grasp on institutional accountability, political rights, and basic civil liberties.
On July 25, 2021, President Saied removed the prime minister and suspended parliament supposedly for a limited time. And then he extended the suspension. Twice. The country will continue without a functioning legislature until after new elections on December 17, 2022.
The United States and European Union have both expressed hope that these elections will be free and fair, but such hope is painfully misguided.
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