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Tunisians protest against president's power grab as opposition deepens

10:42am EDT

TUNIS (Reuters) -Several thousand demonstrators rallied in the Tunisian capital on Sunday to protest against President Kais Saied's seizure of power, calling on him to step down in the biggest show of public anger since his intervention. | Video

More than 100 officials from Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda Party resign amid crisis

Sep 25 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -More than 100 prominent officials of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahda party, including lawmakers and former ministers, resigned on Saturday in protest at the leadership's performance, the biggest blow yet to the party which is facing a severe split.

Tunisia labour union rejects Saied power grab, widening opposition

Sep 24 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's influential labour union on Friday rejected key elements of President Kais Saied's seizure of near total power and warned of a threat to democracy as opposition widened against a move his foes call a coup.

Opposition to Tunisian president's power seizure deepens

Sep 23 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -Four Tunisian parties said on Thursday that President Kais Saied had lost his legitimacy and called for an end to what they called a coup after he took control of legislative and executive powers, raising the prospect of a drawn-out confrontation over his intervention.

Tunisian president moves to cement one-man rule

Sep 22 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisian President Kais Saied declared on Wednesday he will rule by decree and ignore parts of the constitution as he prepares to change the political system, prompting immediate opposition from rivals.

Tunisian democracy now in the hands of its solemn president

Sep 22 2021

TUNIS Described by those who know him as set in his opinions and trusting of only a tight circle, a former constitutional law professor now holds the future of Tunisia's young democracy in his formally suited grasp.

Tunisians protest over president's seizure of powers

Sep 18 2021

TUNIS Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Saturday to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers in July, which triggered a constitutional crisis and prompted accusations of a coup.

Tunisia's President Saied indicates he will amend constitution

Sep 11 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisia's President Kais Saied on Saturday indicated he was preparing to change the country's constitution, but said he would only do so using existing constitutional means, seven weeks after he seized powers in moves his foes called a coup.

Tunisian president plans to change political system, suspend constitution -adviser

Sep 10 2021

TUNIS (Reuters) -Tunisian President Kais Saied plans to suspend the constitution and may amend the political system via a referendum, one of his advisers told Reuters on Thursday in the first clear indication of his plans after moves his critics have called a coup.

Tunisian president plans to change political system, suspend constitution - adviser

Sep 09 2021

TUNIS Tunisian President Kais Saied plans to suspend the constitution and may amend the political system via a referendum, one of his advisers told Reuters on Thursday in the first clear indication of his plans after moves his critics have called a coup.

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