The political crisis unfolding in Tunisia

Crowds gather on the street after Tunisia's president suspended Parliament, in La Marsa, near Tunis, Tunisia, July 26, 2021, in this still image obtained from a social media video. [Layli Foroudi/Reuters]
Crowds gather on the street after Tunisia's president suspended Parliament, in La Marsa, near Tunis, Tunisia, July 26, 2021, in this still image obtained from a social media video. [Layli Foroudi/Reuters]

Tunisia’s president is on a firing spree. Kais Saied sacked the prime minister, froze Parliament, and dismissed several senior officials in the span of a week – all in the name of anti-corruption. The political turmoil has many Tunisians wondering – should they view these latest developments with hope? Or scepticism?

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Ouiem Chettaoui (@ouiemch), a Tunisian public policy specialist

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Source: Al Jazeera

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