Feverish Political Debate Accompanies Tunis Turnover

Kais Saied, the president of Tunisia, at the end of March dissolved the parliament. The move did little to pacify an increasingly hostile political conflict between two bitterly opposed groups. Ten years after the revolution, this Mediterranean country seems uncertain about its future, writes our correspondent in Tunis./IN Speaking to the various political groups inContinue reading “Feverish Political Debate Accompanies Tunis Turnover”

Tunisia Is at Loggerheads About How to Reform the System

The decision by Tunisia’s President Kais Said to dissolve the Superior Council of the Judiciary has prompted widespread condemnation both in the country but also from international allies. However, the groups that protested the move in turn are strongly opposed to each other, which weakens their position vis-à-vis the government, says our correspondent in Tunis.Continue reading “Tunisia Is at Loggerheads About How to Reform the System”

Tunisia: Ennahda’s Position of Power Is Eroding

The arrest of the vice chairman of Tunisia’s Ennahda Party has shown how perilous the position of the Islamists has become. Frozen out from parliament by the president, the former party of power now also faces a challenge from within. It may yet be early days, but it seems likely that a new grouping willContinue reading “Tunisia: Ennahda’s Position of Power Is Eroding”

Tunisia: Opposition to President’s Decree Seems to Increase

When the President of Tunisia suspended the parliament in the summer, many outside observers expected that the population would take to the streets to protest. Turns out that he received a lot of acclaim for the move, but recently the concerns have been emerging, as our correspondent in Tunis writes. The country wedged between AlgeriaContinue reading “Tunisia: Opposition to President’s Decree Seems to Increase”