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Tunisians’ opposition to “one-man rule” grows

Tunisians’ opposition to “one-man rule” grows

THOUSANDS of supporters of a hardline secularist Tunisian party protested against President Kais Saied for his march towards one-man rule and failure to avert an economic crisis, showing the increasingly broad opposition to his actions. The protest is the biggest by the Free Constitutional Party since Saied seized executive power last summer, dismissing parliament and saying he could rule by decree in moves that many of his rivals have called a coup. However, the party and its fiery leader Abir Moussi are no stalwarts of the democratic system Tunisia introduced after its 2011 revolution, pushing instead a nostalgic vision of…
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