Tunisian democracy facing its biggest crisis

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Published on 26 Jul 2021, 18:59
Tunisia's decade-old democracy is facing its biggest crisis yet, after the president ousted the government and suspended parliament last night amid fierce protests.

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A surge in covid deaths and a flat-lining economy have fuelled anger in a country once billed as the Arab Spring's only success story.

President Kais Saied's decision to do away with the government - a coup in the eyes of his political opponents - has prompted scenes of both celebration and recrimination.

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