The president's opponents rallied on the streets of the capital on Sunday

The president’s opponents rallied on the streets of the capital on Sunday

Tunisia parties call on president to reverse power-grab

Four Tunisian political parties have demanded that President Kais Saied reverse his recent decision to expand his powers and rule by decree.

One of the four left-leaning factions warned that the president’s actions risked a slide into violence or even civil war.

He was accused of having installed one-man rule with a stroke of his pen.

President Saied began gathering almost all power into his own hands in July, when he suspended parliament.

His opponents accuse him of carrying out a coup, but many Tunisians have supported Mr Saied.

They’ve been deeply disappointed by the performance of the country’s political parties.. BBC


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