In Tunisia, growing impatience with Kais Saied's "state of exception"

In Tunisia, growing impatience with Kais Saied’s “state of exception”

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It is temporary, extending to a point, adding to the already dense political fog in Tunisia. Seven weeks later Head of State, Qais Saeed, who impersonated himself, on July 25, full powers by summoning a ‘imminent danger’ What burdens the nation is growing concern in the face of the president’s difficulty in clarifying the scenario of exiting the crisis.

While waiting for a speech to the nation constantly announcing “next few days”, the country is still deprived of a prime minister and parliament, while the reform of the political system advocated by the president continues to be ambiguous. On August 24, he had extended ” until a further notice “ A state of emergency was declared a month ago. But going in which direction? In the face of so much uncertainty, impatience is manifesting more and more openly, both inside and outside the country as the Tunisia star fades.

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When the 63-year-old head of state, a constitutional law teacher, who was elected in 2019 in an anti-regime ballot, activated Article 80 of the constitution, on 25 July, regarding a “state of emergency”, scenes of popular jubilation, in the streets of Tunis were greeted gesture of his authority. The Tunisian people were at the end of their patience for the paralysis of institutions, due to the trench wars between the presidential palace, the head of the government and the fragmented parliament, while the social and economic situation was deteriorating, against the background of the situation. A fugitive from the Covid-19 epidemic.

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“Lack of dialogue and communication”

Ennahda, a formation of the Islamist matrix, the first party in the assembly and, as such, the backbone of the government coalition, crystallized most of this popular discontent. as well as the dismissal of Prime Minister Hisham al-Mashishi – a bureaucrat who slipped into the orbit of Renaissance through the mechanical influence of a predominantly parliamentary constitution – and “Freezing” the activities of the association He imposed the positive image of a strongman attacking head-on the demons of corruption and state decay.

However, after more than fifty days, the rating of the head of state began to show signs of weakness, despite his continued popularity. The bewilderment grows, as Kais Saied struggles to appoint a new prime minister and unveil the institutional scenario that, according to his relatives, is doomed to end the post-2011 decade marked by a dysfunctional parliamentary system. His satiric contemplation, inviting those who demand ” road map “ to go and consult geography books, add to the doubt.

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