Tunisia’s president Kais Saied fires prime minister, dissolves parliament

26 July 2021 09:19 AM | UPDATED 4 months ago

26 July 2021 09:19 AM

Tunisia’s president Kais Saied has fired his prime minister and dissolved parliament. 

Amid nationwide protests against the government, President Kais Saied dissolved parliament and fired Prime Minister Hicham Mechichi.

There have been protests in Tunisia against the government for failing to fight the Corona epidemic and run the economy properly. Demonstrations have turned violent in some cities.

Meanwhile, President Kais Saied dissolved parliament on Sunday. 

He also said he would assume executive power with the help of a new prime minister. He has insisted that his move is constitutional.

In a statement to the state media, President Kais Saied said: “I would like to warn all those who are hypocritical, treacherous, and those who are robbing the people of their rights and planning to take up arms. Whoever fires, the armed forces will also respond with bullets.

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