Kais Saied

Mass Resignations, Protests in Tunisia Against Saied Dictatorship

One-hundred-thirteen senior officials from Tunisia’s opposition Ennahda party resigned on Saturday, protesting President Kais Saied’s increasingly dictatorial rule and their own party leadership’s poor response to it. Thousands of demonstrators rallied in the capital of Tunis on Sunday to demand Saied’s resignation.

Demonstrators chant slogans during a protest in Tunisia's capital Tunis on September 26, 2021, against President Kais Saied's recent steps to tighten his grip on power. - Saied had on July 25 sacked prime minister Hichem Mechichi, suspended parliament and granted himself judicial powers. On September 22 he also announced …

Report: Tunisian Prime Minister Punched in Face Until He Resigned in Palace Coup

According to a report at Middle East Eye on Wednesday, Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi was persuaded to resign over the weekend by getting repeatedly punched in the face, allegedly with the involvement of visiting Egyptian security officials who were advising President Kais Saied on his bid to assert total control by invoking emergency powers.

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the new government swearing-in ceremony at Carthage Palace on the eastern outskirts of the capital Tunis on September 2, 2020, following a confidence vote by parliament. - Tunisia's parliament has approved a new technocratic government tasked with tackling deep …