President Kais Saied of Tunisia has rolled back a lot in terms of the democratic gains that were made since 2011. To make matters worse, he remains unwilling to make any political compromises as fears over Tunisia’s democracy grow. This article by Alessandra Bajec is published by Aljazeera. Here is an excerpt:
As Tunisia’s political crisis rumbles on, President Kais Saied has made several moves that critics say are designed to entrench him in power and appears increasingly unwilling to compromise.
On Thursday, Saied rejected the formation of an opposition “National Salvation Front”, which has called for a national dialogue conference and a transitional government.
The opposition move appeared to be an attempt to reach out to Saied, but he told a gathering in Tunis that there was “no dialogue with those who want to target the Tunisian state”.
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