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Tunisian president names one of his staunchest supporters as interior minister

Tunisian president names one of his staunchest supporters as interior minister

TUNISIAN President Kais Saied named Kamal Feki, the former governor of Tunis, as his new interior minister on Friday, just hours after Taoufik Charfeddine resigned from the post, amid a crackdown on prominent opposition figures that has prompted international ire. Feki, one of Saied's staunchest supporters, refused to grant a protest permit to the opposition Salvation Front coalition, saying that its leaders were involved in plotting against state security. But the Interior Ministry allowed them to protest. He criticized the opposition several times, describing them as "immoral and weightless". Charfeddine said earlier he resigned due to family reasons. Charfeddine at…
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