By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA, Related Press
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian President Kaïs Saied issued presidential decrees bolstering the already near-total energy he granted himself two months in the past.
Wednesday’s decrees embrace the persevering with suspension of the Parliament’s powers and the suspension of all lawmakers’ immunity from prosecution. However the textual content revealed within the official gazette went even additional — now freezing lawmakers’ salaries.
In addition they state Saied’s intention any further to rule by presidential decree alone and ignore components of the structure. Legal guidelines won’t undergo the parliament, whose powers are frozen, granting him near-unlimited energy.
On July 25, Saied sacked Tunisia’s prime minister, suspended parliament and assumed government authority, saying it was due to a nationwide emergency. His critics known as it a coup.
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For legislation professor Mouna Kraiem, the brand new emergency measures quantity to “the institution of a dictatorship within the full sense of the phrase.”
Saied has denied desirous to be a dictator, saying that he ultimately goals to place his political reforms to the general public within the type of a nationwide referendum. However his political critics stay skeptical of this intention.
The July occasion got here after years of financial sluggishness, however had been triggered by a day of violent protest and an increase in coronavirus circumstances.
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