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Kaïs Saïed

Date of Birth: 22 February 1958
Place of Birth: Tunis


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Brussels deal rescues Saïed

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen – flanked by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his counterpart Giorgia Meloni of Italy – swept up the steps of the Palace of Carthage on 11 June with €150 million in immediate budget support to President Kaïs Saïed – and a promise of a further €900m...

Brussels is putting the strength of the EU's borders ahead of the concerns it also expresses for human rights analysts say (Dispatches 13/6/23 Brussels rescues Kaïs Saïed with cash for migration control deal)...


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President Saïed picks a fight with the Fund

After a two-week absence from the public stage President Kaïs Saïed returned to the fray on 4 April with fresh condemnation of his opponents announcing that many were under investigation for 'contacts with foreign diplomats' and that he was dismissing several judges...

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Brussels backs Italy's hard line on migration

That a deal with Tunisia remains on the EU's priority list despite President Kaïs Saïed's remarks in February that 'urgent measures' were needed to combat 'hordes of illegal migrants' from sub-Saharan Africa underscores the political importance that the EU has attached to migration control (Dispatches 28/2/23 AU calls President Saïed's complaints about African migrations 'racialised hate speech')...


Low turn-out saps Saïed

Pressure on President Kaïs Saïed to step down is mounting after a series of political reverses and stark evidence of his diminishing popularity the most recent of which was the abstention of 89% of the electorate in the second round of the parliamentary elections on 29 January (AC Vol 63 No 25 Apathy to greet polling day)...


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