Tunisians have backed a new constitution that grants the President extensive power. However, turnout for the referendum was low.
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On Monday, Tunisians voted on a brand-new constitution that observers say could spell the end of the country’s democratic era.
After demolishing most of Tunisia’s nascent democracy over 11 stormy months, President Kais Saied now wields nearly all state power.
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has rejected calls for dialogue with the opposition, a week after appointing a new election commission.
IFES’s Mourasiloun aims to promote democracy in Tunisia. It identified 24 Mourasiloun from citizen and professional media outlets.
Tunisia’s President Kais Saied has resorted to probing opposition MPs as he intensifies his assault on the democratic gains of 2011.
Tunisia is the only Arab country to emerge as a democracy from the Arab Spring. President Kais Saied, is overturning that achievement.
A new draft law in Tunisia suggests that authorities desire to equip themselves with legal tools to foreseeably muzzle civil society.
Tunisia has announced a wide-ranging nationwide consultation process that would aid in the development of a new constitution.
Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union called for early elections on Saturday, citing the president’s refusal to publish a roadmap for reforms.