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Tunisia

Kaïs Saïed

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


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Could a cold war turn hot?

In Tunisia President Kaïs Saïed is ruling alone but has a new deal with the IMF for a reform-orientated economic policy...

A new-look leader when elected in 2019 Kaïs Saïed is undoubtedly distanced from traditional Islamist and 'secular' political parties...


Government by chequebook

Relations between the GNU and Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed have been strained at times but the Tunisian economy is in dire straits and Dubaiba promised to pay US$250m owed to Tunisia for healthcare and other debts...


Apathy to greet polling day

Tunisia's powerful trade union federation has launched its biggest public attack on President Kaïs Saïed's political and economic programme publicly rejecting the polls planned for 17 December...


Unions and oppositionists warn of a social explosion

As police clashed with protestors in Tunis over the weekend of 15-16 October the IMF announced that it had reached provisional agreement with President Kaïs Saïed's government for a lending programme of US$1...

President Kaïs Saïed's response has been met with derision and disgust as supermarkets rationed key government-subsidised products...


The middle class heads north

This trend also reflects the pessimism in the country since President Kaïs Saïed's decision to govern by decree last July (AC Vol 62 No 16 Saïed lashes out)...


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President Saïed's election plan faces mass boycott challenge

Having won a referendum albeit on a low turnout of 30% for his constitutional reform proposals President Kaïs Saïed is now planning to consolidate his grip on power in legislative elections due on 17 December...

But demonstrations have not gained enough momentum or size to threaten the President (Dispatches 1/2/22 Islamist chief warns of social explosion after Kaïs Saïed's 'coup')...

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