This article obtained from Afegames is from Financial Times (FT). Here is an excerpt:
Even after winning a landslide victory in the 2019 presidential election in Tunisia, Kais Saied has been sacked by the country’s troubled politicians as an inexperienced outsider. This week he blinds his opponents by taking measures widely rejected inside and outside Tunisia as a coup.
Saied, 63, is a strict former professor of constitution who sees it as his mission to clean up corruption. He presented his movements seize extra powers as an attempt to save Tunisia from violent elites who have mismanaged it since the 2011 revolution.
Sunday, amid a rise in coronavirus infections and protest rallies over the chaotic response of the authorities, Saied called the constitution’s ‘imminent danger’ clause and the government fired. He suspended parliament, lifted his members’ immunity and announced that businessmen were considered corrupt in his eyes.
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