The Arab Spring started in Tunisia and it is the only Arab country that is said to have transitioned to democracy as a result of the democracy protests. However, Tunisia’s President, Kais Saied, has now reversed this gains. Two months after he took full control of all executive powers he has claimed to be committed to the democratization process but has made according to an article by Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall published by US News has made no statement about Tunisia’s future. Here is an excerpt:
Described by those who know him as set in his opinions and trusting of only a tight circle, a former constitutional law professor now holds the future of Tunisia’s young democracy in his formally suited grasp.
When President Kais Saied addressed supporters on Monday in the town that began Tunisia’s 2011 revolution, he swore he would not turn back from the July intervention that his critics called a coup.
Saied denies having dictatorial aspirations and defends his actions as constitutional, but two months after sacking the prime minister, suspending parliament and assuming executive power he has made no clear statement about Tunisia’s future.
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