Tunisia President sacks Defence minister amid political turmoil

Tunisian President Kais Saied

A handout picture provided on July 26, 2021 shows Tunisian President Kais Saied gesturing among supporters, as he walks protected by security, in Tunis's central Habib Bourguiba Avenue, after he ousted the prime minister and ordered parliament closed for 30 days. 

Photo credit: Tunisian presidency Facebook page | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Saied's dramatic move -- a decade on from Tunisia's 2011 revolution, often held up as the Arab Spring's sole success story -- comes even though the constitution enshrines a parliamentary democracy.



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