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Tunisia faced its biggest crisis in a decade of democracy Monday after President Kais Saied ousted the government and froze the activities of parliament, a move his foes labeled a coup that should be opposed on the streets.
In a statement late Sunday, Saied invoked the constitution to dismiss Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and decree a freeze of the parliament for a period of 30 days, saying he would govern alongside a new premier.
The move came after a day of protests against the government and the biggest party in parliament, the moderate Islamist Ennahdha, following a spike in Covid-19 cases and growing anger over chronic political dysfunction and economic malaise.
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